Importation of Asparagus from Peru
The Peruvian government has requested that the U.S. re-evaluate pest risks associated with importation of non-fumigated asparagus. Currently, the U.S. Peruvian asparagus importation following fumigation treatment with methyl bromide at the port of entry.
APHIS has drafted a pathway-initiated pest risk assessment (PRA) in response to this request, which concludes that non-fumigated asparagus from Peru poses a low risk to the continental U.S. The comment period for this PRA will close in 30 days.
If you would like to review the document or provide comments, refer to the Stakeholder Risk Assessment Consultation page by clicking here.
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