USDA to allow strawberry imports from Jordan
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said it would begin to issue permits for strawberry imports from Jordan.
During its risk analysis, the agency found six plant pests that have potential of being introduced into the United States via strawberries from Jordan. However, APHIS said the use of phytosanitary controls and Jordan's integrated pest management practices in the production of commercial strawberries should ensure these imports are 'unlikely to contain the identified quarantine pests.'
Strawberry shipments from Jordan are also subject to inspection at U.S. ports of entry.