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Operation Matsya: Minister Veena George has said that surprise squads will be formed and inspections will continue

Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George as we speak stated that 93 assessments have been carried out throughout the state via ‘Operation Matsya’, which was launched to detect adulteration in fish. As a part of the take a look at, 13 fish samples have been collected and despatched to the labs of the State Meals Security Division for skilled testing.

As well as, 4 notices have been issued towards those that discovered defects within the inspection. The Meals Security Squad used speedy detection kits to check the presence of formalin in 36 fish samples. The take a look at didn’t detect the presence of chemical compounds. The minister stated that within the coming days, shock squads will likely be fashioned on a regional foundation and inspections will proceed.

As a part of Operation Fish, 3667 kg of stale and chemically contaminated fish have been destroyed. Out of 2043 assessments throughout this era, 1118 samples have been collected and despatched to the Meals Security Laboratory for testing. Of the 649 assessments carried out utilizing speedy detection kits, the presence of chemical compounds was detected in 9 samples. Throughout this era, the Meals Security Division carried out inspections at test posts, fish public sale facilities throughout the state, harbors, wholesale retailers and small fish retailers.

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