Despite the recall of mangoes in South Australia, consumers can be confident that there will be no shortage of mangoes this Christmas.
AMIA can assure consumers that this recall will not impact supply and that there will be an abundance of quality fruit in SA and throughout Australia, over the next few weeks and into the new year. This should also have no impact on current retail pricing.
This week 587,000 trays of mangoes arrived in markets throughout the country. The recall was less than two percent (2%) of this volume.
Shoppers can buy mangoes with confidence. The State and Federal Governments together with the Australian mango industry take biosecurity very seriously. There are strict processes in place to stop the spread of pests. This is an example of in the unlikely event that something is detected, it is recalled and destroyed swiftly.
Biosecurity SA have said that the detection does not constitute an outbreak of fruit fly and that the situation is being closely monitored.