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New Rules Aimed at Protecting Tomato Crops

Dan Cooper Florida, Industry News Release, Tomatoes, Top Posts, Vegetables

(NSF) — New federal inspection rules are now in place for tomatoes and peppers, a month after Florida agricultural officials expressed concern that a virus had been found in tomatoes imported from Mexico. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that tomatoes and peppers from Mexico, Israel and the Netherlands must be inspected for tomato brown rugose fruit virus, …

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Action Taken to Protect the United States From Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus

Dan Cooper Fruit, Industry News Release, Tomatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is taking immediate action to prevent the introduction of tomato brown rugose fruit virus into the United States and protect U.S. tomato and pepper production worth more than $2.3 billion annually. APHIS has issued a federal order imposing restrictions on imports of tomato and pepper seed lots …

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FTE: USDA Should Act Quickly to Stop Tomato Disease from Spreading in U.S.

Dan Cooper Exports/Imports, Florida, Industry News Release, Tomatoes

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) issued an alert yesterday on the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV), which was recently detected in Mexican tomatoes at several grocery stores in Florida. Multiple large-scale greenhouse operations in Mexico were confirmed to have shipped infected tomatoes to Florida. ToBRFV can affect both tomatoes and peppers, causing severe yield reduction …