Canada sets import grapevine moth protocol for California fruit - The Packer

Canada sets import grapevine moth protocol for California fruit

07/07/2010 02:00:00 AM

Canada will accept shipments of fresh fruit, except grapes and olives, from areas of California that are under quarantine for the European grapevine moth.

But the orchards must first be under a U.S. Department of Agriculture compliance agreement and be inspected and found free of the moth, according to a Canadian Food Agency announcement.

Counties that fall under the requirement are Fresno, Mendocino, Merced, Napa, Solano and Sonoma.

Crops that are regulated are kiwi, persimmon, stone fruit, pomegranate, currant and gooseberries, and caneberries.

Canada will not accept grapes or olives from the quarantined area.

These new requirements are in addition to other phytosanitary requirements Canada already had in place for shipments of Califorina fruit.



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