The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has released its response to public comments provided on the Asian Citrus Psyllid (ACP) and Huanglongbing (HLB) Disease proposed regulation changes.

CDFA’s response includes suggestions for improving the regional quarantine concept. All total, 84 oral and written comments on the proposed regulation changes for citrus nursery stock and citrus commodities were submitted.

Jeff Janas

Last week, USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service announced that China added the United States to the list of countries that are required to perform anti-mosquito treatments for produce imports. WG sought clarification from government officials on some vague disinsection requirements, including exemption requirements for certain temperature-controlled commodities. Those clarifications are summarized below.

Jeff Janas

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