Bangladesh Food Safety Authority

Overview

Sector

Agriculture, Food and Rural Development

Country

Bangladesh

SDG

03 - Good Health and Well-being

Organization Type

Government

URL

http://bfsa.gov.bd/

Description

About


The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) is a facilitating agency tasked with rendering necessary support to those entities/organisations directly involved in updating and upgrading the food safety standards or guidelines; in determining permissible limits at its highest safe level for use of contaminants and residue, additives or preservatives; in determining permissible limits of radiation in food; in formulating and implementing accreditation policies; in formulating procedural guidelines for accrediting food testing laboratories and requesting the government to increase the capacity of safe food controlling agencies and organisations.


BFSA will coordinate the activities of the various agencies and organisations engaged in controlling food safety as well as those involved in activities relating to food production, import, processing, stockpiling, supplying, marketing and sales, to ensure peoples’ right of access to safe food through appropriate application of modern scientific processes and state of the art technology. As a coordinator BFSA is very much reliant on the proactive role of the safe food controlling agencies and organisations.


We are the A-Team in Food Safety 


BFSA is not alone. We are a big team consisting of nine (9) Ministries & Divisions and nine (9) other subordinate departments & organisations. The Team will become bigger when nine (9) City Corporations will join it in the immediate future and will ultimately get its fullest size when 67 Municipal Corporations and 391 Municipalities gradually join the Team. 


Vision 


Safe food for all to protect life and health.


Mission


To protect consumers’ lives and health by monitoring the safety of the food supply chain and coordinating the work of the many official food controlling agencies to ensure the effective and uniform enforcement of food regulations. 


Principles and Values 



  • Protecting consumers’ interests in relation to food first and foremost;

  • Using the best scientific advice available to make informed decisions;

  • Acting in an independent, open and transparent manner;

  • Ensuring fair and consistent enforcement of safe food regulations; 

  • Consulting and working in partnership with all relevant stakeholders;

  • Being accountable and taking responsibility for our actions;

  • Being an effective and progressive regulator.

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