APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment for the importation of Dragon Fruit (Selenicereus costaricensis, S. megalanthus, S. monacanthus, and S. undatus ) for consumption from Vietnam. The assessment describes potential pests associated with the commodity.
APHIS shares draft pest risk assessments and pest lists 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 Dragon Fruit will be available for review and comment until July 30, 2022. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to USDA APHIS | Stakeholder Risk Assessment Consultation
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