November 3, 2015

CDFA Proposes to Lift San Diego Fruit Fly Quarantine Boundary

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) issued an update indicating that it is proposing to remove the San Diego County Mediterranean Fruit Fly Quarantine effective October 29, 2015. According to the email update, the quarantine boundary is being removed because there have been no additional flies trapped in three lifecycles.

The proposed boundary removal can be appealed by concerned citizens. The appeal must be submitted to the Department in writing and supported by clear and convincing evidence and must be filed no later than ten (10) working days from November 2. During the pending of the appeal, the designated Quarantine Boundary under appeal shall remain in effect.
Mail Appeals to:
CDFA – Pest Exclusion Branch
1220 N Street, Room 325
Sacramento, CA 95814

Electronic Notification of Boundary Changes
California Code of Regulation allows interested parties to be notified of quarantine area boundary changes, as well as the opportunity to submit quarantine boundary appeals. If interested in receiving notifications, please sign up for regulatory updates through the email notification ListServ at:

For questions regarding the regulations, please email Keith Okasaki or Dayna Napolillo or call (916) 654-0312.