Quarantine pest detected in batch of Turkish tomatoes in parts of Ukraine

During the phytosanitary inspection of 8.39 tons of imported fresh tomatoes from Turkey at the customs destination, the regulated quarantine organism South American tomato moth (Tuta absoluta (Meyrick)) was found.

This was reported by the press service of the Main Directorate of the State Food and Consumer Service of Ukraine in the Chernivtsi region.

The inspection of wooden packaging material revealed violations of IFR No. 15 “Guidelines for the regulation of wood packaging materials in international trade,” namely, the lack of labelling.

According to the report, measures have been taken in regards to the unmarked packaging material with destruction under the control of a state phytosanitary inspector.

Last week, EastFruit reported that Rosselkhoznadzor has been allowing imports of tomatoes into Russia from 6 Uzbek enterprises since March 3rd of this year.

The decision was made under the guarantees of the State Plant Quarantine Inspection under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

It was also based on the results of laboratory tests for the absence of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) in the specified products of six companies from Kashkadarya and Navoi.

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