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Formal programme for the import of canned fish

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 12, 2018 18:53

Formal programme for the import of canned fish

Minister Risath Bathiyuideen has said that a formal programme should be launched with respect to the import of canned fish to Sri Lanka. The Minister made this reference during a discussion held on an issue that has cropped up with regard to the import of canned fish from China.

The Ministry of Industries and Commerce said that eighty container with stocks of imported canned fish were returned back due to lack of proper standards following an inspection. A discussion chaired by the Minister in this respect was attended by representatives of the Standards Bureau, the Health Ministry as well several related establishments.

A delegation is due to arrive in the island to look into this issue which has arisen on the import of canned fish from China. It has also been decided to dispatch a special team of local officials to China.

The Minister pointed out that it is the responsibility of all parties to provide canned fish of high standard suitable for human consumption.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 12, 2018 18:53

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