CBP reminds public of prohibited citrus fruits in U.S.

CBP reminds public of prohibited citrus fruits in U.S.

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As many people get ready for Halloween, others are getting ready to celebrate the "All Souls Day" or Dia de los Muertos.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials want to remind the public that some goods used in holiday decorations are not allowed into the U.S from south of the border.

CBP says some citrus fruits can carry harmful pests and diseases. Some of these fruits include oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, sour oranges and sweet limes.

CBP says if people don't try to cross the border with fruits and vegetables in their car will keep harmful diseases out of the U.S and help congestion at local ports of entry.

People who don't comply with the guidelines can be fined.

For more information visit: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/, http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/plant_pest_info/citrus_greening/index.shtml, or http://www.aphis.usda.gov/travel/mexican_products.shtml.

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