Contaminated fish: Strict action to be initiated
Thiruvananthapuram: In the wake of seizure of fish contaminated with formalin on the Kerala border, Health Minister K K Shailaja said strict action will be taken against the offenders. She was speaking to media in Thiruvananthapuram.
Such activities should not happen in society. Contaminating food can’t be accepted or allowed. Rigorous action will be taken over the incident as a warning to those engaging in such offences, she said.
"Operation Sagar Rani mission was started last year as there were suspicion that poisonous fish was being transported to Kerala from other states. The inspection under this mission took place in phases."
"It was found in this investigation that fish contaminated with formalin and other poisonous substances were being transported to Kerala. Sagar Rani mission is still continuing. This is a complicated issue and won’t contain within the health department. Hence immediate actions can’t be taken in a hurry. For the forward actions, help from other departments including Home Ministry is required," Shailaja further said.
Chief Minister has also instructed for strict actions, she added.