Port of Savannah to Accept Some Cold-Treated Fruits as of Sept. 1
The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced that beginning Sept. 1 the port of Savannah, Ga., will be authorized to accept the following cold-treated commodities from the countries indicated.
Peru – mandarins, tangelos, clementines, tangerines, grapefruit, sour limes, grapes, blueberries
Brazil – grapes
APHIS states that containers that do not pass cold treatment will be prohibited from entering this port and will not be offloaded from vessels. Failed containers will be allowed transit via sea to a northeastern port for retreatment or will be reexported to the country of origin.
APHIS notes that this change does not affect existing preclearance programs for grapes and blueberries from Peru and that all PPQ precleared commodities with accompanying PPQ Form 203 will still be accepted.