Mexico to step up sanitary inspections in citrus region to protect exports
The local government of one of Mexico’s top citrus producing states, Tamaulipas, will tighten standards and increase its use of sanitary inspections in order to better protect crops destined for foreign markets.
According to a report in local paper La Verdad de Tamalupas, authorities will block the entry of citrus that arrives in bulk packaging in order to prevent infecting local growers with citrus greening disease.
To increase its presence the government will set up small inspection stations along main highways in the center and southern parts of the Tamaulipas state. The state produces some 500,000 tons annually of citrus varieties that are exported mainly to the US and Europe.
Fresh Fruit Portal