REGULATED SHIPMENTS OF ACP-QUARANTINED MANDARINS PERMITTED

REGULATED SHIPMENTS OF ACP-QUARANTINED MANDARINS PERMITTED

January 22, 2014

CDFA Issues Permit for Movement of Selected Mandarins with Stems and/or Leaves Attached
CDFA’s Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services (PHPPS) TODAY notified all county agricultural commissioners
 of a newly issued PEST EXCLUSION ADVISORY Permit 
regarding movement of mandarin fruit with stems and/or leaves
attached produced inside an ACP quarantine area for shipment into and within a
 noncontiguous ACP quarantine area.
  1. 
Mandarin fruit with attached stems and/or leaves produced within an ACP
-regulated area may now be shipped to a noncontiguous ACP regulated area. 

  2. Mandarins with attached stems and/or leaves produced/originated from an area
 regulated for Citrus Greening (CG) are NOT eligible for this program. 

  3. Eligible mandarins with attached stems and/or leaves produced within ACP regulated 
areas shall NOT be processed and/or packaged in an area regulated for CG. 

  4. Eligible mandarins with attached stems and/or leaves produced within ACP regulated
 areas shall not be shipped intrastate to areas of the state that are not regulated for
 ACP. 

  5. Eligible mandarins with attached stems and/or leaves produced within ACP regulated
 areas shall NOT be shipped interstate.

Among the Permit requirements for all agricultural entities that handle the crop are to:

  • Have a signed Compliance Agreement with the ACP Project/Agricultural Commissioner
  • Comply with on-site inspections
  • Use standard packinghouse procedures including washing, brushing, and disinfecting delivered mandarins
  • Seal shipments from time of loading to unloading
  • Isolate mandarins from fruit that has not been properly handled
  • Dispose of stems and leaves properly
  • Break the shipment seal at destination by a state regulatory official or as required by the permit 


If there are any questions concerning this advisory, contact Vince Arellano at (916) 654-
0312.

For more information, visit: http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/acp

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