Food factories fined Tk 1 lakh in Rajshahi

Food factories fined Tk 1 lakh in Rajshahi

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A mobile court has fined two food factories for manufacturing substandard foods in the city yesterday, sources concerned here said today.On a tip-off, Regional office of Bangladesh Standard and TestingInstitutions (BSTI) conducted separate raids in Aroma Food Industries and Messer’s Popular Food Industries in BSCIC Industrial Estate.During the raid the team found the factories manufacturing, possessing and selling substandard and unhygienic food items like cake, biscuit and vermicelli and running their business without BSTI license.The mobile court conducted by Executive Magistrate Shukla Sarker fined the factories Taka 50,000 each. The summery court also destroyed 100 liters of burnt edible oil of the factories instantly, said Mourtoza Hossain Shah, Director of BSTI. -BSS, Rajshahi

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