APHIS Seeks Comments on Pest Risk Assessment for Mangos from Panama for Consumption

The government of Panama has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of fresh mangos for consumption into the United States.  APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that lists potential pests likely to remain on the 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.

The draft pest risk assessment for mangos for consumption from Panama will be available for review and comment for 30 days. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation

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