The USDA has drafted a pest risk assessment for the importation of dragon fruit for consumption from the Dominican Republic.
The assessment describes potential pests associated with the commodity.
The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service shares draft pest risk assessments and pest lists to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead APHIS to revise the draft assessment before the organization identifies pest mitigations and proceeds with the commodity import approval process, according to a news release.
The draft pest risk assessment for dragon fruit for consumption from the Dominican Republic will be available for review and comment until July 13. To view the assessment, go to USDA APHIS | Stakeholder Risk Assessment Consultation.
Source – thepacker.com