Formalin in fish: West Bengal government warns of stern action

In the wake of reports about the presence of formalin in fish, the West Bengal government has started State-wide collection of samples and monitoring of major fish markets.

“We will ensure that no one can sell such fish in Bengal… stern action will be taken against those who are found to be selling formalin-laced fish.” State Minister of Fisheries Chandranath Sinha said.

The development comes after fish samples tested positive for formalin in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam.

The Assam government on July 10 imposed a 10-day ban on import of fish from Andhra Pradesh and other States.

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