Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service

4700 River Road
Riverdale, MD 20737
Voice 301-851-4100
Web: http://www.aphis.usda.gov
News Release

USDA Notice Amends Cold Treatment Schedule in the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual to Include Grapefruit from Australia

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has amended the cold treatment schedule T107-d-3 in the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual to include grapefruit from Australia. Under the regulations, certain plants, fruits, vegetables, and other articles must be treated before they can be moved into the United States or interstate. This is necessary to safeguard against the introduction of invasive plant pests. After care study and review APHIS experts have determined that the cold treatment schedule T107-d-3 will be authorized for use on grapefruit from Australia, effective upon notice in the Federal Register on September 5, 2017.

The PPQ Treatment Manual is available here.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Dorothy C. Wayson, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Imports, Regulations and Manuals, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-2036.



USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.