Health Desk-- April 30, 2017: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed in a meeting on Sunday said Bangladesh's food markets are now fully free of formalin.
He made the claim in response to a charge raised by a trader at a meeting of the commerce ministry to review prices of daily commodities prior to Ramadan.
In recent years, the government launched several crackdowns in kitchen markets and super shops to stop use of formalin in fruits, vegetables and fish.
Formalin detectors were also supplied at many of these stores.
Minister Tofail, however, claimed there was no chance of formalin being present in fruits, vegetables or fish these days.
Among others, retailers, wholesalers and importers attended the discussion with officials of different government organisations.