The United States has halted inspections of avocados and mangoes in Mexico's Michoacán state following the attack and detainment of two U.S. Department of Agriculture employees, according to U.S. officials.

The workers with the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service were recently attacked while carrying out their work inspecting avocados, and have since been released, U.S. ambassador Ken Salazar said in a statement Tuesday

His statement gave no further details on the incident. He said the inspections will be suspended until the safety issues have been resolved.

Michoacán Gov. Alfredo Ramírez Bedolla told reporters on Monday that Mexican authorities were in contact with U.S. officials and were working to resolve the situation, according to The Associated Press. In the meantime, Mexican exports were not completely blocked and the pause would not affect avocados and mangoes already in transit, according to Salazar.... Read More: CBS News