Mangos imported from India may be disappearing from our shelves as the European Union has banned 16million of them amid fears that they are pest ridden.
On Thursday there will be a Europe-wide ban on the fruit, after reports of shipments containing a pest that could destroy British Tomato and cucumber crops.
The Alphonso mango is a popular treat available widely in Asian supermarkets in Cheltenham and Gloucester. Nationally, the Indian mango market is worth almost £6million to the UK econonomy.
The EU ban, backed by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is also set to hit supplies of Indian aubergines, gourds and patra leaves.