The U.S. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has released a copy of their report regarding the detection of live pests in consignments of dried distillers grains (DDG) to Vietnam. In a letter to the Director-General of the Vietnam Plant Protection Department (PPD), APHIS concludes that detections of live pests where almost exclusively associated with containerized cargoes and not bulk shipments. As a result, APHIS has recommended the continued fumigation of containerized DDGs with phosphine using a revised treatment scheduled that includes fumigation exposures of between 3-5 days at 7:50 pm.
A copy of APHIS’s letter to Vietnam PPD can be found here.