ANANTAPUR: A team from Food Safety and Standards Authority of Anantapur raided on an agro tech industry near TV tower area here on Friday and registered cases for not maintaining hygienic conditions at the unit. The unit apparently had no license or permission to prepare cherry fruits with ripened papaya fruits. Food safety district official Mr Nageswariah Sastry and his team which raided the Manikanta Agro Tech Industry located near TV tower area on outskirts of Anantapur headquarters, based on complaints, noticed a shocking violation of norms and very unhygienic conditions at the unit. The papaya fruits being used to prepare the cherry fruits were totally damaged and spoilt.
“The unit organisers failed to produce papers about the licenses. The unit did not have licences for the machinery being used or for the food products,” the official said. He added that the process was in unhygienic condition. The team collected samples of the papaya fruits. The local tahsildar was also informed about the condition and proposed to seize the unit.