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Bangladeshi parliament passes antibiotics bill

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Parliament in Bangladesh has passed a bill prohibiting use of antibiotics, growth hormone, steroid and harmful pesticides in animal and fish feeds.

The bill was passed in the wake of a self-imposed ban by Bangladeshi shrimp exporters to the European Union due to a harmful antibiotic agent.

Shrimp is one of the country's major export items. The new bill, if turned into law, will guarantee safer standards for fish and animal feeds that will ultimately contribute to people's health.

According to the bill, the government will set quality standards of animal feed and their which producers and traders must follow.

The bill says all those involved in the production, import, marketing and sale of fish or animal feed will have to take license either from the office of the director general of the department of fisheries or from the director general of the livestock department respectively.

Anyone violating the law or rules framed under this law would stand trial.

by Editor WorldPoultry

2 comments

  • # 1

    Mian Tariq

    Its a commendable decision and bill passed to care for the health of public as well as to move this industry to match International standards. Well done Bangladesh. Regards
  • # 2

    Dr. Syed Altaf Gilani

    It is very encouraging and shall put an end to quackery. The authorities in our State of Jammu and Kashmir (Drug Controller)need to take cognizance of such bold steps and follow to enact for stopping the abuse of drugs in poultry to save the human health.

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