Importation of passionfruit (Passiflora edulis), sweet granadilla (P. ligularis), and banana passionfruit (P. tripartita) from Colombia into the entire United States for consumption - A Qualitative, Pathway Initiated Pest Risk Assessment
[for comments to stakeholders up to 2023-03-09]
The purpose of this report is to assess the pest risks associated with importing commercially produced fruit of passionfruit, (Passiflora edulis), sweet granadilla (P. ligularis), and banana passionfruit (P. tripartita) (Passifloraceae), from Colombia into the entire United States for consumption.
Based on the market access request submitted by Colombia, we considered the pathway to include the following processes and conditions: culling and washing of each fruit. The pest risk ratings depend on the application of all conditions of the pathway as described in this document; fruits produced under different conditions were not evaluated and may pose a different pest risk.
We used scientific literature, port-of-entry pest interception data, and information from the government of Colombia to develop a list of pests with quarantine significance for the entire United States. These are pests that occur in Colombia on any host and are associated with the commodity plant species anywhere in the world.
The following organisms are candidates for pest risk management because they have met the threshold for unacceptable consequences of introduction and can follow the commodity import pathway:
- Anastrepha curitis
- Anastrepha fraterculus
- Anastrepha pallidipennis
- Anastrepha striata
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