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APHIS Seeks Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the Importation of Glasswort from Israel

The government of Israel has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of fresh Glasswort (Salicornia europaea) for consumption into the United States. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests associated with the commodity.

APHIS shares draft pest risk assessments to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead us to revise the draft assessment before we identify pest mitigations and proceed with the commodity import approval process.

The draft pest risk assessment for glasswort for consumption from Israel will be available for review and comment until May 07, 2021. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation

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