Notice to Industry – Publication of Final Risk Management Document for Rhagoletis pomonella (apple maggot)

March 31, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Food Inspection Agency

After consultations with government partners and industry stakeholders, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has posted a final Risk Management Document on Rhagoletis pomonella (apple maggot) in the southern interior of British Columbia.

The Risk Management Document describes the regulatory steps that the CFIA will follow when responding to detections of apple maggot in the Pest Free Area (PFA) in British Columbia. In addition to providing guidelines for evaluating pest status, it outlines the conditions for maintaining the PFA, changing the boundaries of the PFA and removing the PFA designation. The Risk Management Document also explains the steps the CFIA would take if it decides to deregulate this pest if it becomes established in the PFA.

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