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USDA Begins Issuing Permits for the Importation of Fresh Male Summer Squash - Flowers from Israel

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Flowers from Israel

May 25, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is advising the public of its decision to begin issuing permits for the importation into the continental United States of fresh male summer squash flowers from Israel. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which was made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, APHIS has determined that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh male summer squash flowers from Israel.

This action is published in today's May 25 Federal Register and it becomes effective upon publication.

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