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News August 22, 2021

PI required for Mexican figs shipped to the US

On August 17, 2021 USDA-APHIS announced that effective August 24, 2021, all commercial consignments of fresh fig fruits (Ficus carica) imported into the United States from all growing areas of Mexico must be irradiated at a minimum of 400 Gy.

This action is in response to the detection of the black fig fly (BFF) (Silba adipata McAlpine) in the Mexican states of Baja California Sur, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacán, Morelos, and Puebla.

APHIS will continue to prohibit fresh fig fruit brought in non-commercial consignments. This includes passenger bags, personal vehicles, directly through the mail, and direct express carrier shipments.

Text of Federal Order

Person to be contacted for information regarding this Federal Order: Marc Phillips , Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist