CIFTestkits for detection of formalin and ammonia contamination in fish all set for Commercial Level Production

4th July 2018, Cochin

CIFTest, the rapid detection kit developed by the ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin to detect the presence of chemical preservatives formalin and ammonia in fish is set for commercial production. The technology has been licensed to the Mumbai-based HiMedia LaboratoriesPvt. Ltd., and the formal exchange of the MoU was held at ICAR-CIFT, Cochin today.

 CIFT test kits for detection of formalin and ammonia contamination in fish all set for Commercial Level Production    CIFT test kits for detection of formalin and ammonia contamination in fish all set for Commercial Level Production

Dr.Ravishankar, C.N., Director, ICAR- CIFT said that the Institute has been in the forefront of technology development for the harvest and post harvest fisheries sectors. The development of the detection kit was in response to the felt needs of the ordinary fish consumer to detect contaminants and allay their apprehensions.

Mr.VishnuWarke, Director, HiMedia Laboratories reiterated the commitment of the company to provide their products to the Indian and export market at affordable prices.

Smt. S.J. Laly and Smt. E.R. Priya, Scientists of ICAR-CIFT who developed the rapid detection kits in record time, were felicitated during the function.

(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Cochin)