A team of five officials headed by the Designated FSSAI Officer, B. Vijayalalithambigai, made a surprise check at a leading tobacco shop in Thomas Street in the city on Friday. Ms. Vijayalalithambigai said that based on a specific tip-off, the team inspected the shop and seized 250 kg banned tobacco products packed in nine gunny bags. Samples were sent to the FSSAI laboratory in Madurai. Based on the outcome of the laboratory report, action would be initiated against the shop owner, she said.
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