(Mexico City) -- Football fans are being warned of a possible guacamole shortage on Super Bowl Sunday. An avocado growers organization says a fuel shortage may prevent avocado farmers in Mexico from shipping their fruit to the U.S. in time for the big game.
Mexico ships thousands of tons of avocados to the U.S. each February and a spokesman for the avocado producers says the next three weeks are the most important of the year.
The guacamole made from avocados will be consumed by football fans across the U.S. during the Super Bowl on February 3rd.
This season, however, the Mexican government is clamping down on fuel theft in the country, prompting a fuel shortage in the regions that produce and export avocados to the U.S.