Huge fake drinks, beverages seized in Ashulia

Dhaka, May 25 : Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) in a drive on Tuesday seized a huge quantity of counterfeit fruit drinks and carbonated beverages from Ashulia in Dhaka.
The BSTI conducted a mobile court at Group 50 Agro Foods and Beverage for manufacturing and marketing different items including fruit drinks and carbonated beverages without taking license from BSTI and using BSTI sign illegally.
The court also fined the manager of the company Tk 100,000 , in default, to suffer six months in jail.
The company has been manufacturing and marketing various products including lychee flavoured drinks, mango flavoured drinks, puffed rice, soybean oil, chili powder and chocolate, though it is mandatorily required to obtain BSTI license for all the items.
It didn’t take any quality certificate from BSTI for manufacturing and marketing the products and even didn’t apply for the certificate.
During the drive, the BSTI seized a huge quantity of packages and empty bottles of these products.
The company’s owner was fined and sued under the BSTI Act 2018. The mobile court also sealed off the factory, said a BSTI release, reports UNB.