Hailakandi, July 11: District Magistrate, Hailakandi, Adil Khan has directed the Food Safety Officer Surat Zamman Choudhury to initiate legal action against fish vendors selling fresh fish products including crustaceans treated with formalin considered to be highly toxic and health hazard.
In an order issued to this effect here today, District Magistrate Khan asked the Food Safety Officer to inspect the markets and other places to verify the sale of fresh fish products, including crustaceans laced with formalin and to take firm legal action against the fish vendors under the provisions of Food Safety Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Addictives) Regulations 2011.
Khan asked the Food Safety Officer to take along with him the District Fisheries Development Officer and seek the help of the Officer-in-Charge of concerned Police Station to enforce the Food Safety and Standards Act 2006 against storage, distribution and sale of fresh fish, including crustaceans brought from outside the State. The District Magistrate asked the Circle Officers to provide the officials necessary logistics and other support in enforcing the regulations. The order comes into force with immediate effect.