Mechanisms - Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institue (BSTI)

Lead government agency:
Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute, Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation, Ministry of Industries, Ministry of Food, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs
Established year:


  • Monitoring compliance
  • Applying sanctions to identified violations

Standards or rules for foods and beverages available in schools are monitored since 2001, quality control by WFP, Science lab, BSTI. Nutrient declaration are monitored since 2005 through surveillance, mobile court, field inspection.
Fortification of oils and margarine is monitored since 2016.
Fortification of salt is monitored since 1993, sanctions are applied to violations.

This monitoring mechanism was reported to the WHO Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017. Country progress in creating enabling policy environments for promoting healthy diets and nutrition.

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