City restaurants scramble due to suspension of avocado imports

Restaurants in New York City are panicking after the U.S. suspended avocado imports from Mexico after a USDA food inspector allegedly received a threat.

News 12 Staff

Feb 17, 2022, 3:27 AM

Updated 825 days ago

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Restaurants in New York City are panicking after the U.S. suspended avocado imports from Mexico after a USDA food inspector allegedly received a threat.
Alessandro Biggi, the co-owner of Avocaderia, says that his restaurant goes through around 4,500 avocados daily. There are three locations across the city - two in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.
He says that the restaurant is still recovering from the pandemic and this could be another obstacle to overcome.
Biggi says that he's already in talks with suppliers from elsewhere, including Central America and California.
He says he hasn't seen a big impact yet, but hopes the preparations being taken will prevent any major issues.


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