Restrictions affecting the importation and interstate movement of frozen-pack fruits


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Restrictions affecting the importation and interstate movement of frozen-pack fruits
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B.E.P.Q. ;
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Strong, Lee A
United States -- Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
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Frozen fruit -- Quarantine -- Law and legislation -- United States   ( lcsh )
Plant quarantine -- Law and legislation -- United States   ( lcsh )
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"Approved and effective Sept. 15, 1937."
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"Supersedes P.Q.C.A.--311."
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"Lee A. Strong, Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine"--P. 2.

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University of Florida
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UNIIEr STATES MPIRTMEITT C T 7L r !'JRBureau of Entomology a:,A

B. E. .--462
( F. Q. C- A-311)


(A-p-proved and -fte--ti-,e Sept. 1,, ( 7 7)

The importatio,--i in-to th:) U-nit, d Stetus th ii-I t a q + a'
from Hawaii and Puerto Rico of frozo-, fraj.ts, other thq.n 'those wYAch may be entered in the frosh state, are u,,idor th,.-, r-rcvi--ions of
regulation 2 of the rules and to Yot-lice Of QIIPrantine I'lo. 13, r-;:,,gul,,tti,,)n 2 of the ral,: s rud. to Notice of quav ntine No- 5-' ; ?nd r-,1113S a-.La ions
supplemental to Notice of Yo. 5S, illi,3Ur tho follo-,vin,--, r strictions and, conditions:

(1) Tmportati--)ns nd. intcrqt,,.? tu shinrents ia-;,, be ,=de only uiider
A+T llca'ioiis for
permits issued in ad-,,--,ncc of shi-:)r.,e.,-4v-. j:P ,
permits cho-ald be made to the 1 area:a of and Plant
Quararltine of the United Stat,,,s Depart:, cnt of A,-ric-,12ture.

(2) Th,7) importation and interstate shipment is ..-.ot auth=ized of
fruits which may be su:bjc-ct to ,).tta-,L:, i-I the area, of
ori,,-in, of -plant peits for whicl-1 t.-Lo tr(,, :Ament
herein prescribed may nDt i ,- t1ie of the Chief f
the Burcai) of Ento-nolo and "Flarlt be com-letoly

(3) Fruit imported from forei ,n ccu-,Itries or shipped interstate
from Hawaii or Puerto Fic-- und-er a.-nt-'--)rity of this circular
must be frozen solid o"Lth-!r before or aft -,.r packing ,, for
shipment and .rriust be at a t3mreraturp of 200 F., or bolow at
the time of arrival.

Such f r,,,.i t may not b e. remove ed fro-,---1 the. ve s el t rans-p,7rt ing i t
U',.Itil it has boen deter-. -',ned by insT,-- ction by re-presentative of the Bureau of Entvumolo I Q:a -C L
y and T ai no that
P-11 parts of the shiD-nent -at t'ne of arrival re--istered a temperature of not i-oro t..L2.n 200 F. ai--,d u-,-Itil it has beer.
released by the s,-,id reprozcntative of tlne 13uruau of E+n%.--!rolog-j and Pla:nt Zuarantin,

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(5) If the fruit in any part of a shipment imported or shipped
intorstat u-ider authority of this circular is found to be
above 200 F. at the tire of the inspection required in
paragraph (4) of this circular, the entire shipment shall
remain on the transporting vessel under such safeguards as
may be prescribed by the representative of the Bureau of
Entomology and ?lant Quarantine until it attains the required temperature of 200 F. or below, or is transported beyond the territorial waters of the United States.

Since the temperature will be determined by thermometers, provision should be made for easy access to the interior of shipments so as to avoid unnecessary mutilation or destruction of containers. It is suggested therefore that cans, casks, or other tvpes of packages of not more tha n 5- lon capacity be employed. wherever possible.

Applications should include information with respect to the process to be employed--whether the fruit is to be frozen prior to or after placing in the containers--and the atroxi:ate length of time that it will be ex-osed to a temperature of 200 F. or below while in transit.

Frozen Fraits which Are not Covered by this Circular

This circular does not affect the status of those fruits which may be imported or shipnod interstate in the fresh state under the provisions of the rules and regulations supplemental to notices of quarantines nos. 13, 56, and 58. When such fruits are offered for entry or interstate movement in frozen condition they are subject only to the restrictions which apnly to their entry or interstate movement as fresh fruits.


Chief, Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.