BSTI fines Group 50 Agro Food Tk 1 lakh

Staff Correspondent

26 May, 2021 12:00 AM printer

A mobile court of Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) on Tuesday fined Group 50 Agro Food and Beverage Limited Tk 1 lakh for producing and selling various products including food drinks and carbonated beverage using flag without having BSTI licence.

The company was producing and selling Lichi flavored drinks, mango flavored drinks, soybean oil, chilli powder, chocolate and puffed rice in Ashulia area without BSTI quality assurance certificate.

The company did not submit any application for quality assurance certificate, said a press release.

The mobile court also seized a huge amount of empty bottle and cover.

Under Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Act, 2018, the mobile court fined and filled a case against the owner of the factory. Moreover, the factory was sealed off.