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TWD : News: MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY INTERCEPTED IN CHINA

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MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY INTERCEPTED IN CHINA

Date

21/08/2013

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‚ÄčLarvae and adult Mediterranean fruit flies have been found for the first time in China in an imported empty box, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China said recently, chinanews.com reported on Tuesday.

According to a statement on its official website, the administration said the staff of the Beilun administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine in Ningbo city, Zhejiang province, found the insect samples in an empty box imported from the United States. Tests identified the sample as the Mediterranean fruit fly, a dangerous pest not before found in China.

MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY INTERCEPTED IN CHINA FOR THE FIRST TIME

Larvae and adult Mediterranean fruit flies have been found for the first time in China in an imported empty box, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China said recently, chinanews.com reported on Tuesday.

According to a statement on its official website, the administration said the staff of the Beilun administration of quality supervision, inspection and quarantine in Ningbo city, Zhejiang province, found the insect samples in an empty box imported from the United States. Tests identified the sample as the Mediterranean fruit fly, a dangerous pest not before found in China.

The Mediterranean fruit fly originates in West Africa and is known to harm some 400 fruits and vegetables. 
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-08/20/content_16908879.htm
The Mediterranean fruit fly originates in West Africa and is known to harm some 400 fruits and vegetables.

According to the Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau of China, the first time Mediterranean fruit fly was intercepted was in 1993. From then to 2012, GDCIQ has already successfully intercepted a total of 141 batched of Mediterranean fruit fly in arriving passengers carrying fruits and vegetables, accounting for more than 80%.

http://www.gdciq.gov.cn/eng/detail.aspx?id=224

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-08/20/content_16908879.htm

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Created at 21/08/2013 00:52 by Abdeljelil Bakri
Last modified at 05/09/2013 13:54 by Abdeljelil Bakri