The government of Spain has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L )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 commodity import approval process.
The draft pest risk assessment for tomato for consumption from Spain (Canary Islands) will be available for review and comment until October 19, 2021. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation
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