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Make formalin-testing kits easily available

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Adulterated food causes lethal disease to the people who consume it. Some rogue businessmen adulterate food items with a view to making a huge profit overnight. However, it is good to learn that some initiatives have been taken lately to stop this malpractice. Some markets have been declared formalin-free. Import of formalin and other chemicals which are used in foods should be closely monitored. I felicitate the authorities for giving such efforts. I also request the government to give the malefactors involved in food adulteration harsher punishment. Formalin detectors should be made available at the shops near to bazaars. The endeavour that has been started with a few markets should be extended to the whole country.

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Is the formalin testing kit free of formalin? I meant whether it is even doctored to show negative result.

: rch

Why is it 'rocket science' to identify the source of Formalin and punish those who are the dealers and suppliers? If the supply is seriously and sincerely restricted then why should formalin be so easily available? This has been anybody's guess. It is lack of sincerity and lack of will to lose out in 'BLACK' business that is hurting millions of lives. Gradually the nation is truly falling more and more sick! Do the authorities realise this fact? Some are of course busy selling formalin detecting machines and making fast bucks.

: Concerned

Comments

  • rafik alamgir
    Wednesday, December 5, 2012 10:52 AM GMT+06:00 (71 weeks ago)

    Good writing.


 

 


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