Chennai: In a raid conducted by the state's food safety officials in the city on Wednesday seized around 800 unhygienic and unlabeled water cans.
Four teams of officials from the department of food safety and drug administration targeted Koyambedu, which is the gateway for units to ferry water cans from Tiruvallur district into the city.
Eleven vehicles were intercepted near Koyambedu bus stand and around 500 water cans were seized for having no labels. Water in the containers was found to be unfit for consumption while some cans had other manufacturing issues.
The department also undertook similar inspections in Retteri and Egmore in the city and seized 116 cans after stopping seven vehicles. A total of 847 water cans unfit for drinking were seized from Wednesday's raid, officials said. Notices were sent to water companies., they said. A similar raid was conducted by the food safety department officials on May 8 at Koyambedu, Egmore and Korukkpet where around 500 cans were seized.