Ahmedabad: As part of its crackdown on manufacture and sales of unhygienic food across the city, the flying squad of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) health department raided cold drink and juice manufacturers on Saturday.
Around 11 manufacturers came under the civic body's scanner, from where suspicious samples of food were collected and sent to public health laboratory for further testing. These manufacturers are located in Shahpur, Satellite, Viratnagar, Nava Vadaj, Bapunagar, Rakhial, Anandnagar Road and Maninagar, according to data by civic authorities. "We have been specifically targeting food products such as juices and cold drinks that are more frequently consumed during summer," said a senior AMC health official. Around 400 kg stock of sugar syrup, water melons, musk melons, chikoo, mango milk shake, aam ras and damaged fruits was destroyed by civic authorities. Administrative charges worth Rs 55,000 were also levied on manufacturers.