Food safety is deemed to be an important issue in Bangladesh as consumers of the country are victimized due to serious adulteration in food. Bangladesh has many laws and regulations to cover some areas of food safety, but the regulatory frameworks and implementation are still weak. The Pure Food Ordinance 1959 (amended) in 2005 is repealed by the Food Safety Act 2013 (the Act). Accordingly under the 2013 Act, the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) has been formed in 2015. As per section 64 of the Act which states about the food court, power and jurisdiction that ” (1) There shall be such numbers of courts as may be necessary to be called the Pure Food Court for the trial of offences under this Act. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure, for the purposes of sub-section (1), the Government in consultation with the Supreme Court may, by notification in the official Gazette, designate any court of 1st Class Magistrate or, as the case may be, in Metropolitan area, the court of Metropolitan Magistrate as Pure Food Court and, if more than one court are designated, shall specify the jurisdiction of each court.” The pure food court can conduct mobile court for initiating summery trials on spot. The pure food court is the mainstream authority to ensure food safety justice but such courts are in the dark when we outcry for justice and action for food safety and health.
Law for Nations has represented Pure Food Court on behalf of client for several times.