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Artificially ripened mangoes, avocados seized in Chennai

CHENNAI: Nearly 7,500kg of artificially ripened mangoes and around 800kg of such avocados were seized from shops and warehouses in the Koyambedu wholesale market in Chennai by food safety wing officials in the early hours of Wednesday. By 4 am on Wednesday, city food safety wing officials inspected the Koyambedu market, where they found traders packing mangoes with ethylene packs. “These bags should be placed in perforated boxes before being dropped into cartons packed with mangoes. But to expedite the ripening process, they add the sachets directly into the box. So, the chemical comes in direct contact with the […]

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