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But no detection machine is there !

Kushtia municipality market declared formalin free

Staff Correspondent - March 18th, 2013

Kushtia municipality market has been declared formalin free but without setting up any formalin detection machine there.
The Deputy Commissioner of Kushtia Syed Belal Hossain on Friday declared the market free from formalin as chief guest.
In the programme, he called for developing awareness among people to put up resistance against the use of formalin in food.
He also said if formalin mixed food items are found here, stringent action will be taken against the offenders.
He said conscious people could  build up a strong movement against misuse of formalin, a harmful chemical for human body, by an unscrupulous quarter to make brisk business.
‘Most of the retail fish traders do not know that the fish they have bought from the wholesalers were treated with formalin. So they have to face an embarrassing situation when any drive against formalin is launched at a market,’ DC added.
He said mobile court with formalin testing machine is ready. When it is necessary, drive will be launched.
He stressed the need for raising awareness   among the traders and consumers to get rid of formalin-treated daily commodities harmful for public health.
According to sources, a formalin detection machine was set up in capital or other town when any market was declared formalin free. But in Kushtia there no such machine was set up.
Among others, Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC-gen) Dr. Mollah Mahmud Hasan, Vice-president of Kushtia Chamber of Commerce SM Quderi Shakil addressed the programme.