APHIS Seeks Comments on Draft Pest Risk Assessments for Mamey Sapote and Sapodilla from Mexico

The government of Mexico has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of mamey sapote and sapodilla for consumption into the continental United States.  APHIS has drafted pest risk assessments that list potential pests likely to remain on each commodity upon importation if no mitigations are applied. 

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 official rulemaking.

Both pest risk assessments will be available for review and comment for 30 days. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation

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