FDA clean chit to Margao fish samples


The laboratory reports of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Wednesday revealed that fish samples drawn from Margao and Panaji markets last week were found to be of satisfactory quality as none of the samples had any adverse findings.
“There were 10 samples collected, which include two from Panaji market and eight from Margao SGPDA market and all 10 fish samples were subjected to analysis at FDA’s laboratory at Bambolim for presence of formalin chemicals, any added colour and organaleptic tests. None of the 10 samples had any adverse findings and all 10 samples were of satisfactory quality,” said Salim Veljee, director, FDA.
It may be recalled that the FDA officials had last week drawn samples of fish from Margao and Panaji markets respectively – after Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar had written to the FDA to monitor the quality of fish supplied and sold in the fish markets in the state.
Veljee informed that this exercise was jointly conducted by the FDA and the officials of the fisheries department and the reports of the tested samples have been forwarded to fisheries department.

Source:: The Navhind Times

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