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Two tonnes of artificially ripened mangoes seized

30,June, 2016
 

Officials attached to the Food Safety and Drug Administration Department have seized two tonnes of artificially ripened mangoes from a godown near daily market.Acting on a tip-off, Food Safety Officers P. Thangavel and M. S. Murugesan raided the premises on Wednesday and found that the mangoes were artificially ripened using calcium carbide stones.

“We have immediately destroyed the entire fruits at the compost yard operated by Corporation alongside Tirupur-Kangayam road”, Mr. Thangavel told The Hindu .

Mr. Thangavel said that a report would be sent to the department immediately suggesting action against the owner of the godown under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.

“Ripening of the fruits using carbide stones can affect the human digestive system”, he added.

Tobacco products seized

The city seized around 3,000 packets of tobacco products during conducted on Tuesday night and Wednesday. The banned tobacco products were seized from areas under Tirupur North and Anupparaplayam police station limits.

Two persons who allegedly possessed the products were arrested and released on bail.

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