Building up awareness on safe food among the producers, traders, consumers and other stakeholders
Bangladesh Society for Safe Food (BSSF)
Safe food can be regarded as the food which is free or has acceptable level of contamination that may occur at any point in the growing, preparing, processing, storing, selling or serving of food.
Foods are generally originated from crop, livestock and fisheries. Safe food is the prerequisite for sound health of human and animals.
However, unsafe food causes illness in millions of humans and animals every year and many deaths. According to the World Health Organization, serious outbreaks of food-borne disease have been documented on every continent in the past decade, and in many countries rates of related illnesses are increasing significantly.
As a result, food safety has been identified as a public health priority at domestic, regional and international level.
In Bangladesh, literacy about safe food among people is poor, and level of awareness is very low.
As a result, producers, traders and/or consumers are equally being affected by unsafe foods.
Thus, it is crucial to maintain a safe food chain for ensuring health, and subsequently a health nation.
Taking this ground in front we establish a society namely “
“Bangladesh Society for Safe Food” bearing a slogan of “Safe Food for Healthy Nation”.
The Society will intensively work on different aspects of safe food in Bangladesh.