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IMMEDIATE UPDATE: Med fruit fly in certain areas in Chile

05/13/2015 05:05 pm

 

Effective immediately, USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) will require a mandatory cold treatment (T107-a) for grapes, lemons, and pomegranates from the quarantine areas in Chile.

The update is in response to findings of live Mediterranean fruit fly larvae in Chile, grapes from quarantine areas require in transit cold treatment (T107-a) in addition to the required methyl bromide fumigation (T101-h-2). The additional cold treatment requirement is in effect May 13 through June 30, 2015.

Pomegranate from quarantine areas require in transit cold treatment (T107-a) in addition to the required methyl bromide fumigation (T101-i-1-2). The additional cold treatment requirement is in effect May 13 and will continue until further notice. Containers from the quarantine areas will be identified in the email transmitting the vessel report.

Lemons from quarantine areas require in transit cold treatment (T107-a) in addition to the required methyl bromide fumigation (T101-n-2-1). The additional cold treatment requirement is in effect May 13 and will continue until further notice. Containers from the quarantine areas will be identified in the email transmitting the vessel report.