Sonora focuses on phytosanitary control of domestic flights

In order to prevent the introduction of unknown pests in the Mexican state of Sonora, such as fruit flies, present in mangoes, apples and citrus fruits, the staff of the National Service of Health, Safety and Food Quality will carry out inspections of domestic flights from Guadalajara, Mexico City and Tijuana at the Ciudad Obregón International Airport. Jesús Hernández Bautista, deputy head of Senasica's department 2, said that scar-like marks in the fruit shells have been found in the samples, but no larvae or worms so far.

To carry out these actions, Hernández Bautista said that they have an X-ray machine and a canine unit trained to detect citrus aromas, which helps in identifying the luggage that may be necessary to check.



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