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EU bans 16million Indian Mangos amid pest fears

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 27, 2014

Mangos from India are set to disappear from our shelves

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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.

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  • cortezcortez  |  April 28 2014, 7:10PM

    What about all the food that get smuggled though are air and sea ports worse than mangos I bet

  • berted  |  April 28 2014, 12:21PM

    Another example of how the EU helps to protect us.

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