Ban on Indian mango imports to EU comes into force


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The EU’s ban on Indian mangoes is causing concern for both importers and exporters, as Simon Atkinson reports

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.

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