23 tons of rotten guava seized at juice factory in Ismailia

Around 23 tons of rotten guava fruit has been confiscated from a fruit-juice factory in Ismailia.

Security services and officials from the Food Supply Investigations Department in Ismailia raided the factory on Tuesday. The facility is one of the biggest juice producers in the governorate.

Emad Hegazy, media officer for the investigations department, said troops raided the factory early in the morning and found several vehicles and stores of rotten guava ready to be squeezed.

He added that photos were taken for the guava at several locations across the factory to show the rotten fruit was ready to enter the production process, rather than being thrown out or returned to the supplier.

The factory manager was arrested and referred to the prosecution, he added.

Meanwhile, Hassan Gawish, general director of the department, said similar raids take place at all factories, malls and companies to tackle bad practice.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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