The district administration has warned of action against mango dealers, and retailers here for safety code violations under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
Just as the mango season has kicked in, safety code violations by use of artificial ripening methods have also come to light.
In lieu of complaints, the administration has warned retailers, hawkers, dealers of action if they were found to use carbide stone to speed up ripening of mangoes. Persons found in violation will be booked under Section 6 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. The violation will attract prison term up to 6 years and fine up to Rs.5 lakh, the administration has said.
Also, the public is encouraged to alert the district administration on the toll free numbers: 1077, 890 389 1077, 1800 425 7016, 1800 425 1071.