Writ filed to withdraw 52 substandard products from market


Dhaka, May 09: A writ was filed on Thursday with High Court seeking its directive to withdraw and stop production of 52 food products proven to be substandard in the test conducted by Bangladesh Standard Testing Institution (BSTI).Barrister Shihab Uddin Khan filed the writ on behalf of Conscious Consumer Society (CCS) and the High Court division bench comprising Justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and Justice Razik-Al-Jalil may hear the case.

CCS sent legal notice to concerned authorities on May 6 as they did not withdraw the substandard products and did not take legal steps against culprit companies. CCS finally filed the writ as the reply of the notice has not been given. They also pleaded to issue rule in this regard.

Food secretary, commerce secretary, BSTI director general, chairman of Bangladesh Food Safety Authority and director general of Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection were made respondents in the writ.