Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual

Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2012, 14:09
Last updated: Tue, 12 May 2015, 11:52
The Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual provides the background, procedures, and reference tables for regulating imported articles of fresh, usable parts of plants such as fruits, stems, leaves, roots, and flowers (herbs and vegetables). These imported articles are not intended for planting or growing, but they might serve to introduce exotic pests. The articles from the countries of origin listed in this manual are regulated because just one destructive pest might be enough to start a pest outbreak that can cause millions of dollars of damage to crops, trees, flowers, or lawns. By their destructiveness, pests can increase the price and reduce the quality of food, lower property values, and ruin recreational areas. The extinction of just one plant species does away with the aesthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, commercial, and scientific value of our world. The manual also has the procedures for regulating foreign produce that is transiting the United States. The manual is divided into the following chapters:
  1. Introduction
  2. Procedures
  3. Reference
  4. Vegetable Identification Guide
  5. Fruit Identification Guide
  6. List of Commodity Names The manual also includes four Appendixes, a Glossary, and an Index.

Resource provide by:
  • NPPO of USA
Organization providing resource: United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service where id
Type of contact: NPPO
  • Manual/Guide
Submitted by: USDA-APHIS