Lead in turmeric; formalin in fruit; fatal food poisoning after eating watermelon. Recent findings released by the Ministry of Health's National Food Safety Laboratory—of high residues of banned pesticides,
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At least 568 students of different primary schools in Laxmichhari upazila under Khagrachhari district fell sick after having biscuits distributed by the World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday. Of the victims, 140 are still hospitalised -- 85 at Manikchhari upazila health complex while 55 at Laxmichhari health complex. About 40 of them are in critical condition, local officials said.
An estimated 2.1 million people die in the world annually from food poisoning and of other food-borne diseases, participants in a seminar in Dhaka said on Wednesday.