Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) is now satisfied with the standards of 2 among 52 sub-standard food products that were found to be injurious to human health earlier.
BSTI has withdrawn suspension order on ACI salt and Doodles, consumer chips of New Zealand Dairy, after the brand passed the standard tests, although the High Court banned production and sale of 52 sub-standard food products food items 2 weeks ago.BSTI Deputy Director Reazul Haque confirmed this to journalists on Tuesday.
Talking to media, BSTI Deputy Director said, “ACI salt and Doodles of New Zealand Dairy are back to the market as the companies’ products have already passed the standard tests.”
Following the High Court’s ban on the sales of the products, the BSTI cancelled licences of nine out of 52 food companies on May 19 after identifying their products as substandard. It had also suspended permission for production of 47 other brands.
“We’ve asked the companies to improve the quality of their products. Some companies are coming to us after improving the quality. ACI salt and Doodles of New Zealand Dairy passed the fresh tests,” Haque added.
Earlier, in first week of May, the standard authorities announced the 52 consumer products as sub-standard after completing lab testing ahead of Ramadan.
A national daily published a report on May 2 with headline titled “Popular products of 52 companies found substandard.”The report was based on findings of BSTI which conducted test on food samples and found 52 items spurious.
BSTI came up with list of the products at a press conference in Dhaka on May 3 after testing consumer products ahead of Ramadan.