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Kasargod: Use of chemical - 80 boxes of artificially ripened mangoes seized


Daijiworld Media Network - Kasargod (SP)

Kasargod, Mar 16: Government officials raided a house located in Paika area of Mulleria in the district on Wednesday March 15, and seized 80 boxes of mangoes. Allegedly, the mangoes, which were found packed in boxes weighing 20 kg each, had been ripened by using calcium carbide, a process which has been banned.

Acting on confidential information he gathered, assistant commissioner of food safety, K S Janardanan, and food safety officer of this circle, V K pradeep Kumar, led a team of officials to Mulleria and conducted the operation. The officials said that the mangoes so seized would be sent to the laboratory at Malaparambu in Kozhikkode for testing.



The officials said that the mangoes that are ripened with the help of the above chemical ripen faster and acquire enticing colour. These mangoes also retain their freshness for several days and do not get rotten immediately. During the investigation, Janardanan said, he came to know that this procedure has been followed to ripen the mangoes since the last many years.

The chemical is deadly and studies have shown that they can be fatal and cause cancer among human beings. Although use of this chemical is banned, it is general knowledge that it is being widely used to ripen various fruits across the country, as the departments concerned have failed to act against the guilty. 

 

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Mar 17 2017

    Good ,atleast they dared to take steps.we eat nowadays eat more chemi,than Food stuffs. W ehere are nto allowed to Import Curry leaves,Alfonso.because of chemicals,spray.but get from Pak.some bring from via Paris Curry leaves.Mangoes from Pak are tastier,but can makeout are plucked very earlier and riped with either gas or other methods.In Mangalore itself we see vegetables are sprayed first (Bhajilater well washed )during growth ,two days before not. here they foundout in laboratory ,that chemical rest, in bread sprayed in fields for destroying the greengras.during the growth of wheat.It can be very dangerous for pregnent women,and foetus.Hope they will do further checkups.Somehow These checkup will not work more because of corruption ,and our govt.officers.

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  • Indian, Mlre

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Good work.....Do not stop here.....All vegetables, fruits, chicken,mutton, dairy products, groceries and rest are done aldultration in open market, please do some needful....Surely you will be rewarded by god

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Good ride, we need such vigilence officers and food safety officer arround the city and malls, if found chemically rippen fruits those to be immediatly take under thier control and distriyed, other wise this will go again to the market. if sold second time licence must be canceled on the spot.

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  • J.F.D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangaluru

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    We are eating poisonous foodstuffs like this. Thats why all these grave type of sicknesses surround us. Why check once in a bluemoon. Check daily and regularly.

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  • Gibbs, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Most of the time we busy blaming one or another Political Party for the cause.

    But remember, the one who adulterate food are of not belong to any party but to have a good party for themselves at the cost of their customers life.

    Its we all need to unite and bring these criminals justice they deserve and a healthy life we deserve

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  • Sandeep, Mang

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Officials could not arrest any one due to pressure from chor ministers..

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    This is not new to Mumbai people.
    1. All alphonso mangoes are ripened like this.
    2 Vegetables are washed in chemicals.
    3 Imported and local apples are coated with paraffine .
    4.. Bigger vegetables are injected for growth in the garden
    5, Cows and buffaloes are injected hormones for more milk.
    6. Teen age girls are kidnapped and given hormones to be ready for selling.
    7. Both parents working, leave the child with servant and servant gives the child on hire for begging during parents are away.
    8. Milk is made chemically.
    The justice will be in another world.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Well said and the clear picture is before the public/readers

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  • Santosh, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Once again Kerala in the lead, while our people are in deep sleep...Only Motte Bhagya

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    why people resort to such short cut that can harm the whole society? mango was such a favourite fruit during our child hood but now we have to think thrice before eating it

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  • FRANCIS, Dubai

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Dont' worry, Modi is watching them LOL..

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    There is no need to think thrice before eating ... Thinking once is enough and it will give night mare..... Not only fruits, even vegetables are dipped in chemical water to give them green colour and the freshness will last longer ... So avoid vegetables also and just live on boiled water ....

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    I guess the little education I have, I can manage what to eat dear..dont worry.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Half knowledge is always dangerous ......keep well dear ...

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    half knowledge? I do know who still feels earth is flat, and about apple story.. And what amuses me is that such people are so proud of their false theries and gives advices to others... LOL

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  • Stan, Udupi/Dubai

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    They should be sent to jail for life as letting them free give them a chance to do it again unnoticed. Shame on all those people who are involved in food adultration causing death to innocents.

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  • Joseph Philip, Bantawal

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    This is what discussed here about organic food and sprayed food as cause of Cancer.

    Let God Dam this people from the face of this earth.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    At least stop FEKUGIRI with foods ...

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  • Rajesh, Udupi

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Such fekus and quacks had good times for 6 decades, with so friendly govts pampering them and promoting their illegal business....Making money on one side and spreading cancer to the society on the other...

    Alas such guys are unable to expand their empire anymore, as modi is watching them . ..LOL ..

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  • Alan, mangalore

    Thu, Mar 16 2017

    Rajesh,, Sure , We take your word for it, Modi (FEKU) is watching over Adani, Ambani, Reddy ,Yeddy , Sushma, Lalith Modi, Mallya , & the list is Endless, it goes on & on. Adani was given a huge boot , These people will Flourish & the Fekuism will continue Unabated

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