USDA Adopts Final Rule Allowing Importation of Papayas From Peru

USDA Adopts Final Rule Allowing Importation of Papayas From Peru

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0014-0007 

Summary:

USDA is amending regulations to allow, under certain conditions, the importation of commercial consignments of fresh papayas from Peru into the continental United States.  The conditions for the importation of papayas from Peru will include requirements for approved production locations; field sanitation; hot water treatment; procedures for packing and shipping the papayas; and fruit fly trapping in papaya production areas.  This action will allow for the importation of papayas from Peru while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests into the continental United States.  Peru is expected to ship up to 36 metric tons of fresh papaya to the United States per year.

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