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FDA notification on Formalin in Fish was not clear: Former CM Kamat

Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Thursday claimed that the notification issued by Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) regarding formalin in fish in the state was not clear.

Speaking to reporters at Assembly Complex at Porvorim near the city, he said, “There is no mention of word ban in the order. What they have said is you can bring the trucks inside the state but you cannot store it (fish) and sell it. Nowhere it is mentioned in the order that it (fish with formalin) would not be allowed in the state. Its not clear.”

A notification issued by J Ashok Kumar, IAS, Commissioner of Food Safety, Secretary (Health) on Wednesday had said, “In exercise of the powers conffered under the clause (a) of sub-section (2) of section 30 of Food Safety and Stanards Act, 2006, I hereby prohibit the storgae distribution or sale of fresh fish including crustaceans brought from outside the state for consumption in the state of Goa for a period of 15 days from the date of issue of notification.”

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