The government of Jordan has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and white marrow (Cucurbita pepo) for consumption into the continental United States. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests associated with these commodities.
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 cucumber and white marrow for consumption from Jordan will be available for review and comment until March 1, 2021. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation
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