MCC cracks whip on vendors, mangoes to be chemical-free this year

  • | Sunday | 24th March, 2019

But if we come across any instance of the use of calcium carbide, we will initiate action. “All these years, people were slowly moving away from fruit due to fear of calcium carbide. “It is a cheaper alternative when compared to calcium carbide. But due to various reasons, including awareness, calcium carbide usage has come down,” he said.As expected, mango lovers in the city are happy. So this year the vendors are not using any harmful chemicals,” he said.According to Dr Chidambara, in-charge officer, FSSAI, Mysuru, use of ethylene gas is permitted for mango ripening.

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