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NARA initiates a study on high-voltage light bulbs used in fish sales outlets

It has been revealed that the use of high-voltage light bulbs in fish outlets and fish stalls is likely to cause speedy contamination of fish. Hon Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has instructed NARA to conduct a study in this regard and expeditiously submit a report based on its findings.

The Minister mentioned that it was the responsibility of the fish sellers to supply consumers with fresh and quality fish. However, the heat emanating from these high-voltage bulbs speeds up the contamination process of fish but, the glow of the bulbs prevents customers from noticing contaminated fish.

Minister Amaraweera also informed NARA to look into the possibility of using LED light bulbs in place of the existing high-voltage bulbs and other alternative measures that can be applied.  He gave these instructions in a progress meeting held on 02nd May at the Ministry.

CFC stores fish under a temperature below 27 oC and therefore fish can be preserved in good quality. Many private fish stalls and outlets do not use such freezing facility which is essential to keep fish uncontaminated. 

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