Ban on Haitian mangoes partially lifted - The Packer

Ban on Haitian mangoes partially lifted

07/24/2007 12:00:00 AM
Tom Burfield

(July 24) A ban imposed on mangoes from Haiti in early July has been partially lifted, Raymond Joseph, Haiti’s ambassador to Washington, told the Associated Press.

The ban was put into effect when fruit larvae were found in three loads of mangoes shipped to Florida.

U.S. agriculture inspectors have since certified three of nine Haitian treatment plants designed to eliminate the pests in mangoes, allowing mangoes treated at those facilities to be shipped to the U.S. immediately.

Three additional facilities were expected to be certified soon.

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