The Government of Colombia has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize importation of yellow dragon fruit (Selenicereus megalanthus) 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 the commodity
import approval process.
The draft pest risk assessment for yellow dragon fruit for consumption from Colombia will be available for review and comment until January 12, 2022. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation
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