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COVID-19 Resources

Food Industry FAQs

COVID-19 Video FAQs International SeriesCOVID-19 International Video FAQs Series (Bangla)

  • COVID-19 is Not Foodborne (Bangla) – আমরা কীভাবে নিশ্চিত যে COVID-19 খাবারের মাধ্যমে সঞ্চারিত হয় না? এখানে কেন COVID-19 কোনও খাদ্যজনিত অসুস্থতা নয় এবং কীভাবে এটি ব্যক্তি থেকে একজনে ছড়িয়ে পড়ে।

COVID-19 Rapid Response Project

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety (FSIL) is working to address COVID-19 related food safety and food security challenges in five target countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, and Senegal). There is no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging, but the food industry must implement technical, organizational and personnel measures to manage risks associated with COVID-19. It is particularly important to reduce person-to-person transmission in all parts of the food system (e.g., farming, harvest, slaughter, processing) thereby reducing disruptions in the supply chain, preventing shutdowns of processing facilities and sustaining a safe food supply.

Learn more about the project here.

Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Latiful Bari

Food and Agriculture Research Division
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dr. Latiful Bari is a food safety and hygiene expert with formal education in Biochemistry and Microbiology from the University of Dhaka and he did his PhD in Veterinary Public Health from Osaka Prefecture University, Japan in 2001 and since then he has been working in food & agriculture sector. Dr. Bari served National Food Research Institute (NFRI) under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, Tsukuba, Japan for 10 years, as research Scientist till 2010. In the middle of the year 2010, Dr. Bari moved to the University of Dhaka, and joined as Principal Scientist and engaged in research and development in food and Agriculture, provides technical support to the scientists, students, working people, and contributes in food safety policy issues to the government. Besides his research, he is the founder member of Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSA) and is highly connected to the worldwide scientific community, and he has been serving as General Secretary for Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSA) since its inception. His research and innovation contributed more than 150 peer review publications, books, booklets and four patents. Some of his research including, the development of non–chlorine sanitizers, bio-based products for wastewater treatment, soil fertility improvement using microbial technology, natural de-coloring agents and so on are very popular contribution in sciences.

University of Dhaka

University of Dhaka

Food, Nutrition & Agriculture Research Division
Center for Advance Research in Sciences

Contact Information

Chief Scientist & Head
Food, Nutrition  & Agriculture Research Division, 
Center for Advance Research in Sciences,
University of Dhaka,
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.

Tel. (Daytime): 880-2-9661920 ext 8004
Tel. (Evening): 880-2-9666573
Tel. (Cell, All time): 880-1971560560

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