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Only ice can be used for preserving fish, says India's Food and Drugs Administration September 13,2017   |  Source: TOI

The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) is awaiting laboratory reports of the fish samples drawn from Margao and Panaji markets last week.

Salim Veljee, director, FDA told TOI on Monday that the samples were taken to examine if formalim was used as a preservative. They are expected to receive the reports on Wednesday.

FDA officials had last week drawn 12 samples of fish - eight and four from Margao and Panaji markets respectively - after fisheries minister Vinod Palyekar had written to FDA to monitor the quality of fish supplied and sold in the fish markets across the state.

Formalin is essentially used for the preservation of biological specimen and embalming.

 

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