Bangladesh mulls death penalty for food adulterators

Bangladeshi politician Mohammed Nasim has said criminals who target the food supply chain should face the risk of capital punishment.

The former health minister and Bangladesh Awami League politician made the comments at a roundtable discussion at the National Press Club yesterday, branding food adulterators “the biggest terrorists in society” who are “killing a huge number of people by contaminating food,” reports the Dhaka Tribune.

Earlier this month, Bangladesh’s High Court took the government to task over what it said was a lack of effective action against 43 companies cited in an Industries Ministry report for marketing 52 adulterated and substandard food products, including soft drinks, mustard oil, flour, vermicelli, noodles, chips, various spices and herbs.

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