Food Safety in Bd

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Develop a Risk-Based Food Control Programme
Review of existing food legislations
Gap analysis of legislations
Recommendations received from concerned Ministries
Develop/revise Rules (based on Bangladesh Pure Food (amendment) Act, 2005) Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FS-ANZ)
assessed and advised on strengthening national capacity to undertake risk assessment •identified risk assessment status and priority needs for institutional capacity strengthening •conducted two phases of training on Microbiological Risk Assessment (MRA) •Participants assigned an exercise to prepare a Microbiological Risk Assessment of Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry meat in Bangladesh Establishment of a website on National Food Control

Development of a Food Safety Documentation Centre
Institutional framework for establishing well coordinated food control management system and its effective implementation depends on the Policy level decision of the stakeholder Ministries/Agencies. Approval of the NFSQ Policy and National Action Plan for implementing the Policy elements to support •reforms of food standards;

harmonization and
update of the existing legal instrument along with
Capacity buildings in laboratory and risk analysis framework are the pre-requisite conditions for improving food safety in Bangladesh. BSTIBangladesh Standards and Testing Institution
DGHSDirectorate General of Health Services
MOAMinistry of Agriculture
MOCMinistry of Commerce
MOEMinistry of Establishment
MOEFMinistry of Environment and Forest
MOFMinistry of Finance
MoEdMinistry of Education
MoLJPAMinistry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
MOFLMinistry of Fisheries and Livestock
MOFMinistry of Food
MDMRMinistry of Disaster Management and Relief
MOHAMinistry of Home Affairs
MOHFWMinistry of Health and Family Welfare
MOLGRDCMinistry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives MOIndustriesMinistry of Industries
MOIMinistry of Information
MOS&ICTMinistry of Science & Information and Communication Technology NFSACNational Food Safety Advisory Council

Food Business Operators,
academicians,
international and national development Partners,
beneficiaries

Food Safety is an emerging public health issue in densely populated country like Bangladesh. Uprising phenomena of the chronic diseases and increasing mortality rate by food borne illness suspected to be due to food hazard originated from uncontrolled environmental contamination and indiscriminant food adulteration at different steps in the food value chain. The arsenic water contamination, the high levels of gastroenteritis, the recent Avian Flu, Anthrax outbreak are major issues that give the idea of the dimension of the problem. The fast growing food processing industry sector has been increasingly contributing to the domestic food market as well as potential sources of the export earning and employment opportunity. But still now food production, handling, storage, distribution and food service sectors are quite complex and elaborated here. Food control management by the competent authorities and food business operation in respect to safety and quality not yet been well coordinated and having lack of integration among different food business stake holders.

Phenomena of the chronic diseases and increasing mortality /morbidty rate by food borne illness suspected to be due to food hazard originated from •uncontrolled environmental contamination
indiscriminant food adulteration
at different steps in the food value chain

Major issues that give the idea of the dimension of the problem are: •the arsenic water contamination,
the high levels of gastroenteritis,
the recent Avian Flu,
Anthrax outbreak

The fast growing food processing industry sector has been increasingly contributing to the domestic food market as well as potential sources of the export earning and employment opportunity. But still now •food...
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