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U.S. government allows Mexican avocado imports to resume after brief suspension


Mexican avocados were on sale in Mexico City, Mexico City on February 15, 20,22.

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After a short pause, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that Mexican avocado imports may resume.

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Inspectors were threatened last week, which led to the suspension in Mexico of all fruit imports. The agency announced that additional safety precautions were taken after working closely with the U.S Embassy in Mexico, Mexico’s National Plant Protection Organization, and an avocado trade group from Mexico.

The inspections of avocados from the Mexican state Michoacan were reopened and avocado exports to the U.S. are now back on track.

This pause occurred during the peak season of Mexican avocado production, which runs from January through March. It also happened just before Super Bowl weekend, which is the busiest time for avocado consumption in the United States. Experts predicted soaring prices and shortagesIt would be a shame if this problem wasn’t resolved soon because avocados are sourced from Mexico. Mexico was responsible for 92% of the avocados Americans consumed last year.

Michoacan, the Mexican state that is fully permitted to export avocados to the U.S.A, is the exception. Jalisco was approved to begin exporting avocados in the summer.