Grenada resumes shipping mangoes to US

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Grenada has resumed the exportation of fresh mangoes to the United States, following the lifting of an almost 20-year ban imposed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

The first commercial shipment comprised three varieties of mangoes – Julie, Ceylon and Graham and was shipped by well-known trafficker Patrick “Carlo” King on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.  

“We have not found any weevils or larvae and it is safe to say that the shipment is safe for the market,” said Thaddeus Peters- Pest Management Officer. Peters was part of a two-member team from the Pest Management Unit, that offered support to King, as they conducted visual and internal assessments for pests- particularly the Mango-seed Weevil and Fruit Flies.  


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