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2 February, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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movement for safe food

President, PM urge participation from all

BSS, Dhaka
President, PM urge 
participation from all

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday issued separate messages on the eve of the “National Food Safety Day”, urging all to join the movement for safe food. In his message, the president said he is delighted to learn that Bangladesh Food Safety Authority is going to observe National Food Safety Day today for the second consecutive year.

“The theme of the day this year “Sustho-Sabol Jati Chai, Pushtisommoto Nirapod Khadder Bikolpo Nai” (Need a Healthy Nation, There is no Alternative to Nutritious, Safe Food), which is very time-befitting… For being enlisted as a developed country, nutritious and safe food is very important,” he said.

The President laid emphasis on nutritious and safe food for ensuring public health as food contamination is a threat to human health, which may cause diseases like cancer, kidney failure and disabilities.

“It is very important to make people aware about safe and nutritious food. The present government is working to implement various programmes to develop public health, ensure availability of nutritious food, medical facilities, health education and developing sanitation system and the declaration of the 2nd February as the National Food Safety Day is a time befitting step,” President Hamid said.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, reiterated her government’s commitment to safeguard the health of the people. She said the theme of the day this year is time-befitting. The present government has undertaken various plans to ensure food safety and availability of nutritious and safe food, she added.

“Bangladesh has achieved self-sufficiency in food production and the government is working to implement various programmes to ensure special security in producing, marketing and supplying food. We have formulated The National Food Security Act 2013 and established Bangladesh Food Safety Authority in 2015,”she said.

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