The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has issued a revised directive, (D-00-07) Phytosanitary requirements to prevent the introduction and spread of apple maggot, Rhagoletis pomonella.
This directive provides the phytosanitary import requirements for the entry of hosts of apple maggot (Rhagoletis pomonella) into British Columbia (B.C.), from the continental United States and Mexico. This directive also describes the domestic movement requirements related to apple maggot. These requirements are in addition to other restrictions such as those for Oriental fruit moth (Grapholita molesta), light brown apple moth (Epiphyas postvittana), designated virus diseases of fruit trees, and regulated soil-borne pests.
This 8th revision of directive D-00-07 includes the following changes:
- A new title.
- Establishment of a Pest Free Area (PFA) for apple maggot in B.C.
- Clarification of the requirements for regulated articles moving within B.C.
- New option for apple maggot host plants produced in a Pest Free Place of Production (PFPP) or Pest Free Production Site (PFPS) to enter B.C. from other provinces and the United States.
- Clarification of the cold treatment requirements for regulated fruits.
- Clarification of the apple maggot requirements for empty, used containers moving into B.C. and authorization of the use of a United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) Federal Certificate (Form PPQ-540), in lieu of a Phytosanitary Certificate for empty, used fruit containers entering B.C. from the United States.
- Provisions for apples that are produced in the PFA in B.C. and packed in Washington State to enter B.C. without cold treatment.
- Clarification of the requirements for regulated articles entering B.C. from Mexico.
This directive supersedes all previous versions of directive D-00-07.
Rhagoletis pomonella is a regulated pest in Canada with a limited distribution in B.C. In accordance with International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM 8: Determination of Pest Status in an Area), this pest is not established in the southern interior of the province of B.C.; it is transient, actionable, and under official surveillance.
For more information, please visit http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-pests-invasive-species/directives/horticulture/d-00-07/eng/1323819375916/1323819810662