Officials of the Department of Food Safety and Drug Administration conducted checks at mango godowns for adherence to quality norms in the city on Friday morning.

A team led by District Officer for Food Safety and Drug Control G. Karunanidhi checked 15 godowns in order to ensure that the mangoes were not ripened using carbide stones.

As the mangoes have just started arriving, we wanted to ensure that only naturally ripened mangoes are kept in the godowns, Mr. Karunanidhi said.