Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Fish from Lake Victoria safe - TFDA

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Guardian Correspondents

The Tanzania Food and Drug Authority yesterday dismissed as completely baseless and unjustified claims that fish transported from Mwanza and the Lake Victoria zone generally to other regions are treated with formalin, a chemical used to preserve dead bodies.

There have been long-running suggestions that dishonest fish dealers out to make quick gains have been using the chemical to preserve their products, most of which are thereafter transported by road from or via Mwanza to other regions.

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