Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Sunday asked Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) to beef up the ongoing anti-adulteration drive to ensure food safety throughout the country.
He suggested that the BSTI be on alert for those doing business unscrupulously.The industries minister came up with the directives while speaking as the chief guest at a discussion on ‘Constant Evolution of the International System of Units (SI)’ at BSTI auditorium in the city.
BSTI organised the event marking the ‘World Metrology Day-2018’. Additional Secretary of the Industries Ministry M Enamul Haque was present as the special guest while BSTI Director General Sardar Abul Kalam presided over the discussion.
The minister also asked the BSTI to perform their duties properly to check the growth in weight and measurement manipulation.
Emphasising the need for following international measurement, he urged businesspeople for using accurate units of measurement in all areas including construction, health test and weighing products.
“Safe and adequate raw materials are essential to make quality products. We must follow the international standard of measurement in all areas,” he added.
At the programme, it was unveiled that BSTI’s laboratories, products certification system and management system certification has already achieved global recognition.As a result, quality certification of BSTI is being accepted abroad in favour of these products. India has recently accepted the BSTI given certificate of 21 Bangladeshi products.