Official Pest Report

Official Pest Reports are provided by National Plant Protection Organizations within the NAPPO region. These Pest Reports are intended to comply with the International Plant Protection Convention's Standard on Pest Reporting, endorsed by the Interim Commission on Phytosanitary Measures in March 2002.

Blueberry Maggot (Rhagoletis mendax Curran) - Expansion of Regulated Areas

Country: Canada

Title: Blueberry Maggot (Rhagoletis mendax Curran) - Expansion of Regulated Areas

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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.

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Posted Date: July 13, 2015, 9 a.m.