APHIS Seeks Comment on Draft Pest Risk Assessment for the importation of Turmeric Rhizomes (Curcuma longa) from Samoa

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The government of Samoa has asked USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to authorize the importation of Turmeric Rhizomes (Curcuma longa) for consumption into the United States and Territories. APHIS has drafted a pest risk assessment that describes potential pests associated with the commodity. 

APHIS shares draft pest risk assessments and pest lists to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead us to revise the draft assessment before we identify pest mitigations and proceed with the commodity import approval process.


The draft pest risk assessment for Turmeric Rhizomes for consumption from Samoa will be available for review and comment until February 23, 2020. To view the assessment or submit comments, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant-health/risk-assessment-consultation