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Food and Drug Association seized 1,500 Kg of Mangoes from Nagpur

FDA (Food and Drug Association) has seized 1,500 Kg of mangoes worth Rs 90,000 from kalamna Market, Nagpur. Previously Mangoes worth Rs 1 Lac were seized and destroyed by FDA officials as Calcium carbide was used to ripen the fruit. The chemical if consumed in large quantity can cause health hazards. The news was highlighted by Nagpurpulse.com team. This is second incidence in which FDA officials have caught traders red handed with mangoes ripened artificially using Calcium Carbide.


FDA (Food and Drug Association) has seized 1,500 Kg of mangoes worth Rs 90,000 from kalamna Market, Nagpur. Previously Mangoes worth Rs 1 Lac were seized and destroyed by FDA officials as Calcium carbide was used to ripen the fruit. The chemical if consumed in large quantity can cause health hazards. The news was highlighted by Nagpurpulse.com team. This is second incidence in which FDA officials have caught traders red handed with mangoes ripened artificially using Calcium Carbide.

This problem of artificially ripened mangoes will not sort out until and unless we rise to sort out the problem. Stop purchasing the artificially ripened fruits. They will do more harm then good. It is like gifting your family with diseases rather than good health.

Calcium carbide has cancer-causing properties and is capable of causing neurological disorders. It can result in tingling sensation, numbness and peripheral neuropathy. If pregnant women consume fruit ripened with carbide, the children born could develop abnormalities.
The use of calcium carbide is not only toxic to consumers, but also harmful to those who handle it. It affects the neurological system, causing headache, dizziness, mood disturbances, sleepiness, mental confusion and seizures on a short-term basis, while in the long-term it can cause memory loss and cerebral oedema.

Stop purchasing fruits ripened artificially by Calcium carbide, everyone has to rise for the cause. FDA will only be successful when we all are one and fight for the same cause.

Let us gift our family with a healthy fruit and stop purchasing artificially ripened ones.

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