The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has expanded the geographic boundaries of the regulated area for blueberry maggot in the province of Ontario. The expanded regulated area now includes all of southern Ontario. The amalgamated regulated area will allow producers to move their fruit within this area without certification while preventing the spread of the blueberry maggot into unregulated areas. Fresh blueberries moving out of the regulated area will continue to require a movement certificate issued by the CFIA. Any person who fails to adhere to the movement restrictions may be subject to a fine, prosecution, or both.
Under IPPC Standards (e.g., ISPM No. 8), blueberry maggot is considered present (only in some areas) and is subject to official control in Canada.
For more information, please visit: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/plant-protection/insects/blueberry-maggot/2015-07-10/eng/1436469842135/1436469843025