DBKK cracks down on fishmongers who use dye

KOTA KINABALU: With one peddler suspected to have used dye on seafood and triggering public concern, a concerted operation is underway to check on fishmongers in the city who may have used the prohibited substance to “freshen up” seafood.

Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK) detected at least one fish peddler believed to have done so during an operation at the Inanam Market on Monday.

DBKK director-general Junainah Abbie said a sample was taken by the Health Ministry for a test to identify the suspected dye used.

She said they were now awaiting a report from the ministry that would be handed over to DBKK’s Environmental Health Department for further action.

Junainah said the two-hour operation was conducted by the city hall’s Hawker Management Division together with the department at the suburban Inanam town market from 7pm.

“The hawker was suspected of putting dye on the fish he was selling. We are expecting the detailed report from the ministry’s laboratory soon and if it is proven that prohibited dye was used, strict action will be taken against the trader,” she said.

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