The government of Samoa has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of Turmeric Rhizomes (Curcuma longa) for consumption into the United States and Territories. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests associated with the commodity.
APHIS shares the draft pest risk assessments to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead us to revise the assessment before we identify pest risk mitigations and proceed with the commodity import approval process.
The draft pest risk assessment for Turmeric Rhizomes for consumption from Samoa will be available for review and comment until February 23, 2020. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation.
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