The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has launched a drive in Srinagar, after the devastating September 2014 floods, to stop the sale of flood-hit commodities. In the latest development, food safety officers in Srinagar have seized over 24,000 bottles of a fruit drink, called Treat Mango Juice, which was being sold in retail despite having been spoiled in the floods.
Hilal Ahmad, food safety officer, Srinagar, said, "We found about 1,000 boxes, containing 24 packs of Treat Mango Juice, that were flood-hit. The packets were re-labelled by the manufacturers. We have seized all the stock as it was not safe for consumption."
The fruit juice, manufactured in Jammu region of the state, was re-labelled and re-distributed among wholesale dealers in Srinagar. The Srinagar high court has directed the authorities to destroy all the food items identified as flood-hit. Ahmad said, "We will be destroying all the packets of juice as per the directions of the high court."