Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) fined 52 shops Taka 6.46 lakh in September last for selling and manufacturing adulterated food and other unauthorized consumer products in the division.
Rajshahi regional office of BSTI in association with local administration conducted 28 mobile courts in different districts and found the shops manufacturing, possessing and selling different consumer products and substandard food items, violating the rules and regulations.
BSTI Director Engineer Selim Reza said the regional office conducted the drives against the shops involved in manufacturing substandard and adulterated food items.
The BSTI regional office also conducted 25 surveillance drives for prevention of pilferage in weight and measurement and formalin use in fruit and fish and lodged 18 regular cases against the law violators.
They also realized Taka 80,000 as fine from 18 law-violating business establishments.