খাদ্য নিরাপদ রাখার ৫ চাবিকাঠি - পরিষ্কার-পরিচ্ছন্নতা বজায় রাখা, কাঁচা ও রান্না খাদ্য পৃথক রাখা, ৭০ ডিগ্রী সে. এর বেশি তাপমাত্রায় রান্না করা, রান্না করা খাবার ৫ ডিগ্রী সে. এর নীচের তাপমাত্রায় সংরক্ষণ করা এবং নিরাপদ খাদ্যোপকরণ ও পানি ব্যবহার করা। উৎকৃষ্ট পদ্ধতিতে খাদ্য উৎপাদন করুন, উৎকৃষ্ট প্রক্রিয়ায় খাদ্য প্রস্তুত করুন ও নিরাপদ খাদ্য বিক্রয় করুন। জীবন ও স্বাস্থ্য সুরক্ষায় নিরাপদ খাদ্য - অনিরাপদ খাদ্যকে না বলুন। ভেজাল ও মেয়াদোত্তীর্ণ খাদ্যদ্রব্য ক্রয়-বিক্রয় করবেন না এবং ছোঁয়াচে ব্যাধিতে আক্তান্ত ব্যক্তি দ্বারা খাদ্যদ্রব্য প্রস্তুত, পরিবেশন বা বিক্রয় করবেন না। মানবদেহের জন্য ক্ষতিকর রাসায়নিক দ্রব্য যেমন, ক্যালসিয়াম কার্বাইড, ফরমালিন, ডিডিটি ও পিসিবি মিশ্রিত খাদ্যদ্রব্য বা খাদ্যোপকরণ মজুদ, বিপণন বা বিক্রয় করবেন না।

Draft Strategic Plan (2016 -2021) Discussion Document for Stakeholder Consultation 30th May 2016

Introduction

The newly established Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) is in the process of strategic planning and as part of this process it is seeking comments and views on its draft Strategic Plan 2016-2020. All interested parties are invited to submit their views on this draft discussion document which will assist the BFSA in its strategic planning process.

It is important for the Board of the BFSA and for the future of the national food control regulatory programme for all stakeholders to express their views in order to ensure that the strategic goals and objectives of the BFSA are in line with the expectations and priorities of our stakeholders. We are actively encouraging submissions and will review all feedback and comments received.

About the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority

The BFSA was established under the Food Safety Act 2013. In February 2015 the Board of the BFSA was appointed by the Government with the appointment of the Chairman, Secretary and four Board Members.

The primary functions of the Authority are to coordinate official food controls across the food chain; to work in collaboration with government agencies responsible for food inspection; to set food standards; and to provide scientific and technical advice to strengthen national food safety policy.

Dedicated to consumer protection, the BFSA plans to modernise the nation’s food control services, currently divided across a multiplicity of departments and agencies. In coordinating the work of all of the many services involved, it will improve the effectiveness of the food control system and ensure that health of Bangladesh citizens is put first and foremost. The BFSA will set and demand modern high standards of food safety. This approach will underpin confidence at home and abroad in the reputation of Bangladesh as a nation dedicated to caring for people by producing safe, high quality food.

The Food Safety Act, 2013 provides a structure for three principal areas of official food control: policy, coordination and effective implementation of the regulations. There are five basic components of the BFSA; the BFSA Board; the National Food Safety Management Advisory Council (NFSMAC), the Central Food Safety Management Coordination Committee (CFSMCC), the Executive of the BFSA, and Technical/Scientific Committees. 

Board of the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority

The Board of the BFSA is comprised of Members who bring specialised knowledge, expertise and experience in the following main areas: Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Public Health and Nutrition, Food Industry and Production, Food Consumption and Consumer Affairs. The BFSA Board is composed of a Chairman and four Members. The Chairman is also the Chief Executive of the Authority. The Board is served by a Secretary who is also a member of the Coordination Committee.

National Food Safety Management Advisory Council

The National Food Safety Management Advisory Council (NFSMAC) formulates food safety policy, provides policy direction and approves operational plans of the Authority. It is composed of high level Government officials including the Secretaries of Government Ministries; representative of parliament, local government, private sector and academia. The President of the Council is the Minister for Food and the Vice-President is the Cabinet Secretary. The first meeting of the NFSMAC took place on the 6th July 2015.

Central Food Safety Management Coordination Committee

This Central Food Safety Management Coordination Committee (CFSMCC) ensures the coordination of the activities and smooth functioning of all agencies involved in food inspection and enforcement of food regulations. To the extent necessary, the Committee provides institutional support and assistance to the Authority to fulfil the requirements of the Food Safety Act 2013. It comprises senior staff from agencies and authorities directly or indirectly involved in official food control in Bangladesh and other stakeholders. This Committee will be chaired by the Chairman of the BFSA and it will be formally established by the end of 2015.

The Executive of the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority

The Executive will be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the Authority under the leadership of the Chief Executive. The executive is comprised of a Chief Executive supported by a senior management team. The BFSA is currently in the process of requesting Government approval for recruiting scientific and technical specialists in food safety and administrative support staff.

Technical and Scientific Committee

The Authority will be assisted by a number of scientific/technical committees to ensure access to high-quality, independent and expert scientific and technical advice.  The committees will be made up of specialist experts in the fields of food safety, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, toxicology, nutrition, food manufacture, processing and packaging, and related disciplines. These committees will assist the Authority in providing scientific advice, conducting risk assessments and the collection and analysis of food surveillance data. The advice from the committees will provide the scientific and technical basis which will underpin operational programmes and inform food safety legislation and policy development. The BFSA is currently deciding on rules and procedures for appointing its Technical Committees.

SUBMISSIONS TO THE CONSULTATION

Submissions may be made on-line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Or in writing to: The Secretary, BFSA, 71-72 Eskaton Garden, ProbasiKallyanBhaban (12th Floor), Dhaka 1000  

Please use the following questions to structure your response:

  1. What do you see as the major challenges for the BFSA and your opinion on how to address those?
  2. How should the BFSA protect consumers’ health and consumers’ interests?
  3. What process should the BFSA use to work with all Government agencies responsible for food control and to coordinate their functions?
  4. How should the BFSA work with the different sectors of the food industry, for instance food manufacturers, primary producers, importers, food traders, etc.?
  5. Do you have any views on how the BFSA should establish its Scientific and Technical Committees?
  6. What do you see as areas where the BFSA need to focus their efforts?
  7. Over the next 5 years, what do you think should be the priorities of the BFSA?
  8. What do you see as the most significant factors and developments in the broad political, social, economic and technical environment that the BFSA needs to address in its Strategic Plan?

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