GAIBANDHA, Dec 21: The speakers stressed the need for protecting all the edible food items from all sorts of adulteration to keep the human body healthy and ensure consumers' rights to safe food.
They were addressing an advocacy seminar on Food Safety Issues jointly organised by Bangladesh Food Safety Network and CAB Gaibandha District Committee at the conference room of deputy commissioner here on Sunday.
The speakers also emphasized creating mass awareness and building social movement against adulteration in food so that the dishonest businessmen could not sell adulterated food items to the consumers.
Additional district magistrate (ADM) M. Shafiqul Islam attended the seminar as chief guest while Civil Surgeon Dr. Nirmalendu Chowdhury was present at the seminar as special guest.
With KM Rezaul Haque, vice-president of CAB district committee, in the chair, the seminar was also addressed, among others, by Vice-President of Be Safe Foundation Mohidul Haque Khan, joint secretary of Bangladesh Paribesh Andolan Jahidur Rahman, business leader Maksudar Rahman Sahan, social worker Saiful Alam Saka and journalist Sarker M. Shahiduzzaman.
Earlier, a key-note paper on the subject was presented by Vice-President of CAB Central Executive Committee SM Nazer Hossain through multimedia projector while general secretary of CAB District Committee Abu Zafar Sabu was the moderator of the seminar.
The chief guest, in his speech, said the constitution of Bangladesh (Article-15) recognises the fundamental responsibility of the state to secure to its citizens the provision of the basic necessity of life including food.
He urged all involved in the social organisations to get united and play active role in the society in a bid to ensure the consumers' rights in all respect.