Statement by International Fresh Produce Association BB #:378962: Mexico Avocado Update
IFPA has shared the following update from Robert Guenther, chief public policy officer, with members and media:
“The USDA has just announced the resumption of avocado exports from Mexico into the United States after comprehensive investigation into the threats against a USDA inspector.
In particular, USDA has shared that avocados that were inspected prior to the suspension of trade and are currently at the packing facilities will be released. Additionally, the announcement confirmed that inspections have also resumed.
The safety of our USDA inspectors is paramount. We are grateful that both countries have come to a resolution so that the U.S. and Mexico can continue our positive trading relationship.
IFPA looks forward to continuing to work with businesses on both sides of the border and their respective governments to continue to monitor and address these issues, so consumers can continue to enjoy uninterrupted access to fresh produce.”