To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials
Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed an updated fruit fly host list for the Oriental fruit fly. The Oriental fruit fly is a destructive fruit fly in the Tephritidae family that is native to Asia and that has spread to many parts of the world, most recently to Africa. The Oriental fruit fly attacks more than 400 fruits and vegetables as described in the revised federal host list. The Oriental fruit fly quarantine area can be found at:
APHIS will regulate the interstate movement of Oriental fruit fly host articles from all quarantine areas in the United States in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR 301.32) and any applicable provisions of this Federal Order.
Since the regulations in 7 CFR 301.32 do not list all of the known regulated (host) articles for Oriental fruit fly, those articles are listed below. The fruit of the plant species listed in the attached Federal Order are now considered regulated articles for Oriental fruit fly, and they are subject to all of the requirements of 7 CFR 301.32:
For additional information about the Oriental Fruit Fly Program, you may call APHIS National Fruit Fly Policy Manager John Stewart at 919-855-7426 or write him at <John.C.Stewart@aphis.usda.gov >.