CIFT to produce formalin test kits to check adulteration in fish

To look at adulteration in fish, the Central Institute of Fisheries Technological know-how is generating formalin examination kits for distribution amid well being division officials and other companies.

The Kochi- centered CIFT was prompted to start off creation of these kits following the closure of the private laboratory in Mumbai building the kits.

CN Ravishankar, Director, CIFT, said CIFT laboratories in Mumbai, Veraval, Vishakapatnam, and Kochi would make the kits. The institute will also give technical guidance to Kerala Condition Foodstuff Security Commissionerate in ensuring the quality and freshness of fish. Large quantities of adulterated and spoiled fish are dumped into Kerala from neighbouring States, say resources in the fishery sector.

CIFT will also get started screening of fish/shellfish samples from seafood exporters, as they deficiency lab facilities in the private sector. The Kerala govt has asked for to give technical advice for environment up clean fish storage facility to

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