The government of Mexico has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of lettuce with roots, Lactuca sativa (Asteraceae) for consumption into the United States. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment to support the risk mitigation requirements for the importation of this 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 lettuce with roots for consumption from Mexico will be available for review and comment until December 28, 2020. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation
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