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Export Inspection Council to be established in Goa to look after testing of Formaldehyde in fishes

Panaji, Oct 12 (UNI) Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said that Export Inspection Council (EIC) will be established in the state which will look after the Konkan region with necessary equipments to test Formaldehyde in fishes as per international standards.
In a post on Facebook, the minister also said that Goa Government had agreed to give out spaces to set up the laboratory.
''Export Inspection Council (EIC) will be established in Goa which will look after the Konkan region with necessary equipments to test Formaldehyde in fishes as per international standards. The government of Goa has agreed to give out spaces to set up the laboratory so that we can fast track the project and have a state of art facility in Goa on lines of Odisha. It will also look after checking of Milk, Vegetables, Fruits and many other items. This will helps us in not only detecting formaldehyde but also eliminate it completely through international protocols termed by EIC & Quality Council of India. Our goal is to maintain international standards of food safety for the citizens of Goa,'' he said in the post.
He made the announcement after calling on Union Minister for Commerce and Industries Suresh Prabhu.
''Special moments with Shri Suresh Prabhu ji - Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and other dignitaries from EIC, Quality Council of India, Chief secretary shri Dharmendra, Sharma, Health Secretary and Director of FDA,'' he said in the post.
Mr Rane said that Mr Prabhu had agreed to assist Goa Government on issues related to formaldehyde in fish.
Mr Prabhu had recently inaugurated a new office of Export Inspection Council and Export Inspection Agency in Odisha.
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