As of Wednesday October 13, 2010, the CFIA will put new phytosanitary requirements in place for the import of ‘grape must’ from areas of California that are quarantined for Lobesia botrana, the European grapevine moth.
As it was the case with the other requirements related to Lobesia botrana, it is the responsibility of the USDA to determine when a phyto is required, and what declaration should apply. There is no requirement for the CFIA staff to verify the county of origin of the consignment relative to EGVM regulated areas.
‘Grape must’ (2009692163)
If the shipment originates from or was produced in an area regulated for Lobesia botrana, a Phytosanitary Certificate will be required. The phytosanitary certificate must either include the following additional declaration: “The grapes used to produce the must in this consignment were inspected and found free of European grapevine moth, Lobesia botrana.”
one of the following treatments must be indicated:
“Material was fumigated with 64 g/m3 methyl bromide at 4-9ºC (40-49ºF) for 2 hours at normal atmospheric pressure.” OR
“ Material was fumigated with 48 g/m3 methyl bromide at 10-15ºC (50-59ºF) for 2 hours at normal atmospheric pressure.” OR
“ Material was fumigated with 40 g/m3 methyl bromide at 16-20ºC (60-69ºF) for 2 hours at normal atmospheric pressure.” OR
“ Material was fumigated with 32 g/m3 methyl bromide at 21-26ºC (70-79ºF) for 2 hours at normal atmospheric pressure.” OR
“ Material was fumigated with 24 g/m3 methyl bromide at or above 27ºC (at or above 80ºF) for 2 hours at normal atmospheric pressure.”
For further information, please contact:
Marie-Pierre Mignault, M.Sc.
Phone: 613-773-7173, Facsimile : (613) 773-7163
Horticulture specialist, Edible horticulture crops, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Promenade Camelot, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9