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Over 11 200 Codex standards to be harmonized into Bangladeshi food safety legislation


Apr 10, 2023

In a high-level event on Saturday 25 March 2023, the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) announced the successful drafting of 11 200 food standards harmonized with Codex. These are expected to be gazette-notified before the end of the year. The announcement was made by chief guest, Bangladesh’s Cabinet Secretary, Md Mahbub Hossain, in an event that also heard remarks from special guests, Md Ismiel Hossain ndc, Secretary, Ministry of Food, and Ms Wahida Aktar, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, and guests of honour, Robert Simpson, FAO Country Representative, and Maurizio Cian, Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh. Md Abdul Kayowm Sarker, Chairman (Additional Secretary) of the BFSA chaired the session. Dr Monzur Morshed Ahmed, Member of BFSA, gave a presentation on the Process of Formulating Food Safety Regulations Aligned with Codex Alimentarius in Bangladesh. The keynote address, presented by former Codex Chairperson Sanjay Dave, was entitled Significance of Aligning Food Safety and Quality Regulations with Codex Alimentarius.


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