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Test on fish imported from Andhra found Formalin free


Dimapur, October 17: In order to stop formalin laced fishes being sold in the market in Nagaland, an inspection was conducted on an incoming consignment of fishes from Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday morning here at DDSC stadium under the establishment of Chief Medical Officer of Dimapur.
During the survey, four different types of fishes were tested for formalin and the results turned out negative.
Later talking to the media at CMO office, CMO Dimapur, Dr K Vikato Kinimi said that the consignment already had necessary documents issued at source mentioning that the fishes were not formalin laced but the Department of Health and Family Welfare still went ahead with the testing to confirm it.
He added the department is very concerned about the issue and such inspections will also be carried out for other products coming to Nagaland.
Dr Kinimi said though surprise checks would continue to be carried out on fishes sold by retailers and wholesalers, every incoming consignment will also be checked to stop formalin laced fish to reach the market in the first place.
He sought public support as well as support of all other stakeholders for the measures being taken and said that if anyone notices any malpractices around Dimapur related to food, they must file a written complaint with the CMO.
The various stakeholders who were present during the inspection include representatives from DMC, NCD, DCCI, NMA besides others. (Page News Service)