USDA Allows Papayas from Colombia and Ecuador into the United States
April 28, 2010
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow, under certain conditions, the importation of commercial shipments of fresh papayas from Colombia and Ecuador into the continental United States. The conditions for the importation of papayas from Colombia and Ecuador include requirements for field sanitation, hot water treatment and fruit fly trapping in papaya production areas. This action allows for the importation of papayas from Colombia and Ecuador while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of plant pests into the continental United States.
This final rule is published in today’s April 28 Federal Register and becomes effective
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