Importation of sage (Salvia officinalis) for consumption from Guatemala into the United States - A Qualitative, Pathway Initiated Pest Risk Assessment
[Draft made available to stakeholder comments up to 2022-07-06]
The purpose of this report is to assess the pest risks associated with importing commercially produced commodity plant part(s) of sage, Salvia officinalis (Lamiaceae), from the entire country of Guatemala into the United States for consumption.
Based on the market access request submitted by the government of Guatemala, we did not consider the pathway to include any specific pest exclusion measures. The pest risk ratings depend on the application of all conditions of the pathway as described in this document. Sage leaves and stems 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 Guatemala to develop a list of pests with quarantine significance for the United States. These are pests that occur in Guatemala on any host and are associated with the commodity plant species anywhere in the world.
We found no organisms that met the threshold for unacceptable consequences of introduction and can follow the pathway.
Detailed examination and choice of appropriate phytosanitary measures to mitigate pest risk are addressed separately from this document.
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