Import Ban

Published: Tuesday 30 November 1999

The Bangladesh government has banned the import of vetch, a toxic grain marketed as lentil, according to an official announcement. The ban came following press reports that vetch, which looks like the pulse masoor , is toxic and can impair vision and affect human tissues. The item was being imported, mostly from Australia, as lentil for human consumption. But the announcement did not say if the current stock of vetch in the market would be withdrawn immediately.

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