Panama rejects shipment of Spanish purple onions due to mitesChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 8, 2020
Panama's Food Authority (Aupsa) rejected the entry into Panama of about 162,000 purple onions from Spain after a plague of live and high-risk parasites for ornamental plants, which is scientifically known as Rhizoplyhus spp and commonly known as bulb mites, was detected in this shipment.
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Raul Saucedo, the administrator of the Aupsa, said that the institution had been continuously threatened by this type of invasion in December. “We are a security institution, not a fumigation company. Those who bring food to Panama should be aware that fumigating their products is a rule that cannot be avoided,” said Saucedo. ■