The EU’s ban on Indian mangoes is causing concern for both importers and exporters, as Simon Atkinson reports
An EU-wide ban on mangoes from India has come into force, halting imports into the UK potentially until December 2015.
The ban also includes aubergines, two types of squash, and a type of leaf used in Indian cooking.
Shipments of mangoes were suspended into Europe after consignments were found to be infested with fruit flies.
The UK imports around £6.3m worth of Indian mangoes per year out of a UK mango market worth £68m in total.
Non-European food pests were found in 207 shipments of fruit and vegetables in 2013.