APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment to expand Brazil’s current areas of export of Papaya (Carica papaya) for consumption into the continental United States (excluding Hawaii). The assessment 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 Papaya will be available for review and comment until July 6, 2022. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation
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