Indian mango ban

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In 2014, the EU banned the importation of Indian mangoes into the UK. The Alphonso, among those banned, is known as the King of Mangoes thus the loss represented a blow to those who love it during its short season. The mango season is not only delicious, but also cultural important to many communities.

Fruity Fresh campaigned tirelessly to bring back this amazing fruit to the market. A petition was started and they joined Keith Vaz in delivering mangoes from the last shipment to 10 Downing Street, before the ban kicked in. They also joined lobby groups to meet with Ministers who had a vote with the EU. Working with suppliers and inviting the EU to India to conduct tests early meant the ban was overturned and the following mango season, the UK could enjoy beautiful mangoes once again.

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