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Top quality fruit crucial to success of Australian mango exports to the US

NT Country Hour

Updated yesterday at 5:34pm


Absolute top quality fruit is the key to developing a strong market for Australian mangoes in the US, according the industry's peak body.

00:00 AUDIO: Trevor Dunmall from the Australian Mango Industry Association speaks about mango exports to the US (ABC Rural)

The first shipments of Australian mangoes arrived in the US earlier this year, with the industry hoping to build exports in the coming mango season.

The Australian Mango Industry Association's [AMIA] industry development manager, Trevor Dunmall, said it was vital for all Australian mangoes exported to the US to be top quality.

"The most important thing about the US market is that we have to export quality fruit and make sure the quality is maintained right through the supply chain," Mr. Dunmall said.

"Mangoes are sometimes a fragile fruit and need to be nurtured right from production through the supply chain and right to the consumer.

"US markets are really exciting for us, but we are treating it and we're encouraging growers to treat it with a little bit of caution, in that we need to get it right from the first day.

"Any errors or mistakes won't only reflect poorly on the grower, but it will also affect the whole trade.

"So we all need to work together and make sure we know what the conditions of export are and meet those conditions."

Crop monitoring training for growers wanting to export their mangoes was held in the Northern Territory and Queensland this week.

Mr. Dunmall said growers needed to understand the conditions of export standards, which was crucial for Australian growers exporting quality fruit to the US markets.

"Growers shouldn't even think about exporting unless they are fully aware of the conditions underpinning exports," he said.

"No one can afford to make an error in this area, the i's have got to be dotted and the t's have to be crossed.

"The growers and orchards have to be approved for export, they need to undertake an audit process with the Department [of Agriculture] and the final treatment stage is through an irradiation facility in Brisbane before air freight straight to Los Angeles."

Mr Dunmall said many mango growers had approached the AMIA about exporting fruit to the US.

"It's been a really good response, but it's early days yet and we need to work with those growers to make sure they are fully abreast with all those conditions and what they need to do to meet the protocol,"
he said.

"We certainly in Australia produce some great quality mangoes, but we have got to make sure we do everything right, so that when they arrive in the US they are still that great quality mango that most Australian growers enjoy."

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