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No formalin found in imported fish in Aizawl markets

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Forensic experts of did not find trace of formalin, a cancer causing used to preserve dead bodies in mortuaries, in fish imported from outside the state, officials said today.

The ordered testing of imported fish for formalin following rumours spread through that the is being injected in fishes imported from outside the state, especially

Three fishes collected from markets of Aizawl were tested at the Laboratory here and no trace of formalin was found in them, the officials said.

Formalin, a toxic and carcinogenic commonly used to preserve dead bodies in mortuaries, is used to prevent fish from deteriorating during

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 17:15 IST
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