Quarantine notices on export of french, runner beans & garden peas from Kenya
Horticulture exporters are requested to note that there are new conditions on the export of French beans, runner beans and shelled peas to the United States of America market. The notices are issued by the Animal and Plant Health Inspectorate Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The Quarantine Notices were issued and effected in November 2011

Part 319-- Foreign Quarantine Notices
French beans and runner beans from Kenya.
French beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and runner beans ( Phaseolus coccineus L.) may be imported into the United States from Kenya only under the conditions described in this section. These conditions are designed to prevent the introduction of the following quarantine pests: Bactrocera cucurbitae, Chrysodeixis chalcites, Dacus ciliatus, Helicoverpa armigera, Lampides boeticus, Liriomyza huidobrensis, Maconellicoccus hirsutus, Maruca vitrata, Spodoptera littoralis, and Thaumatotibia leucotreta.

(a) Packinghouse requirements. The beans must be packed in packing facilities that are approved and registered with Kenya's National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO) which is Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (KEPHIS). Each shipping box must be marked with the identity of the packing facility.

(b) Post-harvest processing. The beans must be washed in potable water. Each bean pod must be either cut into chevrons or pieces that do not exceed 2 centimeters in length, or shredded or split the length of the bean pod. Split or shredded bean pod pieces may not exceed 8 centimeters in length and 8.5 millimeters in diameter.

(c) Commercial consignments. French beans and runner beans must be imported as commercial consignments only.

(d) Phytosanitary certificate. Each consignment of French beans or runner beans must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by Kenya's NPPO attesting that the conditions of this section have been met and that the consignment has been inspected and found free of the pests listed in this section.

Shelled garden peas from Kenya.

Garden peas ( Pisum sativum ) may be imported into the continental United States from Kenya only under the following conditions and in accordance with all other applicable provisions of this subpart:
(a) The peas must be shelled from the pod.
(b) The peas must be washed in disinfectant water at 3 to 5 °C containing 50 ppm chlorine.
(c) Each shipment of peas must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate of inspection issued by the national plant protection organization of Kenya bearing the following additional declaration: “These peas have been shelled and washed in accordance with 7 CFR 319.56–45 and have been inspected and found free of pests.”
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