Australian mangoes given all clear from Japan

Posted by Isobel Drake on 20th January 2010

A temporary ban on Australian mangoes from Japan has been lifted a week after it was first enforced after unidentified insect larvae were discovered in a mango at a south-east Queensland export facility.The south-east facility remains closed, however, with investigations ongoing into the cause of the system breakdown.

“It’s relieving that the market has been reopened,” Mareeba Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association president Joe Moro told the ABC.

“I think the growers of the Mareeba area are definitely going to be happy about it – they were looking at laying off people so this is only a small shut down and probably didn’t really affect them.”