Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution bans 17 products of 12 companies


Enamul Hafiz Latifee reports,

The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has banned 17 products of 12 companies for selling substandard products in the markets.

The decision came after the BSTI surveillance team examined samples of the products collected from markets, according to a BSTI press release issued on Saturday, 25 April 2020.


The BSTI also issued a show cause notice to this end. The BSTI has also instructed the producers, suppliers, wholesalers, and retailers to refrain from sales and distribution, preservation and advertisement of these products.


It also asked the authorities concerned to withdraw these products from the market and requested consumers to refrain from buying them.

The substandard products and companies are:

  1. AP-1 Ghee of Kalpana Commodities and Anchor Semolina of Chattogram Flour Limited in Chattogram,
  2. Al Amin Chocolate of Al Amin Bakery and Confectionary in Jashore,
  3. Mr Baker Biscuit of Mr Baker Pastry Shop in Dhaka,
  4. Saba Potato Chips of Safe Food Industries in Faridpur,
  5. Bango Salt of Ryad Salt Industries in Cox’s Bazar,
  6. RM Ghee of Rajshahi Mistanno Vander,
  7. Special Brand Ghee, Soyabean Oil and Turmeric Powder of Genius Safe Food and Consumers
  8. Sima Semolina of Sima Flour Mills Ltd in Bogura,
  9. AB-1 Butter oil and Raja Brand’s Ghee of GM Food Products
  10. Noorjahan Brand Butter of Shah International Food Product in Gazipur,
  11. Best-1 Brand Ghee of Mother Dairy and Food Product in Shariatpur,
  12. Shahi Brand Ghee of Shahi Food Product in Moulvibazar and a unidentified soybean oil.


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