Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development,
Fishing and Food (SAGARPA) has granted phytosanitary status to 10
guava-producing communities in Michoacán.
The low fruit fly presence status applies to around 1,800ha of land
that annually produces 29,300 metric tons (MT) of guavas, in the
municipalities Jungapeo and Zitácuaro.
The new status allows guava growers to better place their products in
the domestic market and facilitates the fruit’s movement through the
To gain this status, growers had to comply with standards set out in
the Mexican National Law NOM-023-FITO-1995, which establishes the
national campaign against fruit flies.
The communities that have the new status are Huanguitio, El Paso, La
Florida, La Laja, La Mora, La Soledad, Toluquilla, Los Reyes, Mesa Alta
and Mesas de Enandio.