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Odisha fisheries dept find formalin in fish in city market

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Odisha fisheries department today found traces of 'formalin' in fish available in the city's market, officials said.

Fisheries and told reporters here that traces of the was found in a pomfret fish sample collected from Unit-IV fish market in Bhubaneswar.

"Our officials had collected nine samples of which one tested positive for formalin," he said adding officials will ascertain from where the seller had procured the stock and destroy the whole of it if more fish test postive.

The said the fish samples were collected from the market and examined on the orders of the Fisheries and

Department sources said special kits for fish sample testing have been sent to several districts where huge quantities of fish are bought from neighbouring states including

Earlier, government had banned import of fishes from outside the state after finding traces of the in fish here.

Formalin, a 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. 16:45 IST