July 13, 2018
An investigation is on the way to check the presence of cancer causing chemical called Formalin injected in Fish imported in Odisha from Andhra Pradesh. The Directorate of Fisheries Secretary has asked to conduct an inquiry said Minister Pradeep Maharathy.
“Fish samples imported from Andhra Pradesh will be examined in laboratory and an expert team will be formed for this purpose. Necessary action will be taken following the report of the expert team,” said Maharathy.
Andhra Pradesh ban comes after Assam government banned import and sale of fish imported from Andhra Pradesh and other states for a period of 10 days following the presence Formalin content in the imported fish.