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No traces of formalin were found Fish sold in Cuttack

Cuttack:17/7/18; Government Officials confirmed today that fish sold in Cuttack is absolutely safe for consumption after the samples tested negative for the cancer-causing chemical formalin.

No traces of formalin were found in eight samples of fish species which were tested in a laboratory in Bhubaneswar after being taken from major fish markets in Cuttack, said Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Heath Officer Pravakar Pradhan.

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No traces of formalin were found in eight samples of fish species which were tested in a laboratory in Bhubaneswar after being taken from major fish markets in Cuttack, said Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Heath Officer Pravakar Pradhan.

After formalin content was found in Pomfret fish samples in Unit-IV fish market in Bhubaneswar, the CMC officials had raided fish markets at Khapuria and Krushakbazar in the city on Sunday suspecting the traders might be selling formalin-laced fish.

Earlier in the day, officials conducted simultaneous raids on prominent fish markets and godowns at Ainthapali and Kamli Bazaar in Sambalpur district in order to check whether traders here are using the cancer-causing chemical to preserve fish stocks.

Similar raids were also carried out at different fish markets at Rugudipada area in Balangir district by the department and municipal corporation officials.

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