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New requirements for grape must from California


October 12, 2010
By Canadian Food Inspection Agency

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October 12, 2010,
Ottawa, Ont – As of October 13, 2010, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(CFIA) is putting 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.

October 12, 2010,
Ottawa, Ont – As of October 13, 2010, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(CFIA)
is putting 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 (EGVM).

As is the case with other requirements related to Lobesia botrana, it is the responsibility of
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (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. 

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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.”

Or one of the following
treatments must be indicated:

  • Material was fumigated
    with 64 g/m3 methyl bromide at 4-9 C (40-49 F) for two hours at normal
    atmospheric pressure;
  • Material was fumigated
    with 48 g/m3 methyl bromide at 10-15 C (50-59 F) for two hours at normal
    atmospheric pressure;
  • Material was fumigated
    with 40 g/m3 methyl bromide at 16-20 C (60-69 F) for two hours at normal
    atmospheric pressure;
  • Material was fumigated
    with 32 g/m3 methyl bromide at 21-26 C (70-79 F) for two hours at normal
    atmospheric pressure; or
  • Material was fumigated
    with 24 g/m3 methyl bromide at or above 27 C (at or above 80 F) for two hours
    at normal atmospheric pressure.