July 11, 2019 2:43 am
After this issue came to light, CIFT in July 2018 developed an easy-to-use kit to detect the presence of formalin in fish. Since then, Mumbai-based HiMedia Laboratories, to which the technology was licenced, has been producing and marketing the kit.
January 14, 2019 4:46 pm
Identification of Formalin is not new in India as similar adulterated samples were also detected in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Northeast markets last year.
December 05, 2018 2:02 pm
The import of fish was initially banned for 15 days by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in July-August this year, which was lifted subsequently.
November 17, 2018 1:49 pm
The FDA has earlier found Formalin in fish brought from other states and it is alleged that the chemical used in mortuaries is used as a storage alternative by traders to make fish look fresh despite days of road travel.
September 22, 2018 5:01 pm
"Fish imports into Goa should be banned till there is a foolproof mechanism in place to check formalin-laced fish. People should get confidence that the fish is safe for consumption," Chodankar said.
August 04, 2018 3:05 pm
The government had banned import of fish on July 18 after the Food and Drugs Administration's (FDA) initial report confirmed presence of formalin, a toxic chemical, in them.
July 24, 2018 3:31 am
Action will be taken against a trader, if the screening kit detects contamination by added Formaldehyde, after it is validated by laboratory tests.
July 24, 2018 3:28 am
By blaming fish from AP, local wholesalers and retailers “drastically” increased prices of locally sourced fish, a top office-bearer of the state fish traders’ association said on Monday.
July 19, 2018 2:06 pm
To prevent species of fish from being wiped out, campaigners are working towards educating consumers on sustainable ways of eating fish. If you're living on the west coast of India, Mackerel needs to be left alone from the months of June to September.
July 19, 2018 11:14 am
Formalin is a toxic chemical which is used to preserve bodies and prevent its decay in mortuaries. It is derived from formaldehyde, a potential cancer-inducing chemical.
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