In a surprise inspection by health department, rotten food items were seized from various hotels in Thiruvananthapuram city on Thursday morning. The inspection was done by eight squads of officials at Thampanoor, Karamana, Attakulangara, Palayam and Overbridge areas as per orders from the Thiruvananthapuram Mayor. One-week old food items were seized from some hotels. It included various chicken dishes and fried rice stored in freezers. It was also found that in some hotels chicken was used for cooking without proper cleaning. Decayed food items were seized from noted hotels in the city named Pankaj, Chirag, Bhuhari, Bismi, Aryas and MRA. Dhim Tharikida Thom. Episode: 333.