BSTI finds no toxic chemicals in seasonal fruits

Sun Online Desk

23rd June, 2019 04:53:37 printer

BSTI finds no toxic chemicals in seasonal fruits

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) on Sunday submitted a chemical test report on fruits to the High Court (HC) following the directive of the court.

In its report, the BSTI said that they did not find any formalin during their recent test on seasonal fruits.

Barrister Sarker MR Mahmud, a lawyer of the institution said BSTI collected 40 samples of fruits from different areas of the capital on June 19 and 20 and did not find any toxic chemicals in those.

The report also said that no formalin or toxic chemicals in fruits were found when 265 samples of different kind of seasonal fruits from various places were tested across the country last month.

The HC bench of Justice FRM Nazmul Ahsan and Justice KM Kamrul Kader decided to hold hearing over the issues later in the day.

On June 18, the HC rejected a BSTI report on their action against the use of chemicals in fruits as it did not conduct drives in fruit markets and warehouses across the country in a comprehensive manner.