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APHIS Seeks Comments on Pest Risk Assessment for Ugu Leaves from Nigeria for Consumption

The government of Nigeria has asked USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of fresh Ugu leaves for consumption into the continental 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 Ugu leaves for consumption from Nigeria 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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