Formalin has been a concern for the consumers in recent years. Formalin is used to preserve specimen in laboratories but it is not safe for human health. Many Vendors in kitchen market are using this harmful chemical to store fruits, fishes and vegetables for long.
Formalin is harmful for health, may damage kidney and may cause cancer. Many drives by mobile court have found that formalin is used in fruits, vegetables, milk, fishes, meat and in almost every food items.
Few years ago FBCCI helped Malibag kitchen market authority to declare that market as a formalin free market, FBCCI supplied formalin detection kit and food items are checked before taking it to the market premises. Later eight more kitchen markets of the capital were declared as formalin free market.
New market Bonolota kitchen market is the latest addition. Formalin detection kit will be used to check every consignment. It was formally declared by communication minister yesterday.