Who this affects
This notice is of interest to Canadian facilities that intend to move nursery stock considered to be a host of the North American or European gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar ("gypsy moth") from regulated areas to non-regulated areas in both Canada and the United States.
Specifically, this notice pertains to facilities that:
- are located in an area regulated for gypsy moth or
- are under regulatory control following a detection of gypsy moth outside of a regulated area
What has changed
Effective March 22, 2021, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is increasing inspection, monitoring and reporting requirements to help prevent the spread of gypsy moth.
Any facility that is located in an area regulated for gypsy moth will be required to complete and submit an Interim compliance agreement (CA) for the movement of Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth) regulated nursery stock from regulated areas to non-regulated areas. A preventive control plan (PCP) may also be developed and submitted provided it contains all of the elements of the CA.
Any facility which is under regulatory control following a detection of gypsy moth outside of a regulated area must submit a PCP. The PCP must include:
- all of the elements of the CA and
- any additional control measures the facility will implement, appropriate to the level of infestation
Send completed CAs or PCPs to your local CFIA office as soon as possible to avoid delays in moving material.
Other risk mitigation measures may be evaluated and accepted on a case by case basis. Examples include an appropriate treatment program or a Canadian Nursery Certification Program (CNCP) module.
Please contact your local CFIA office to discuss options in advance of any planned movement of regulated nursery stock.
For more information, visit the website of Inspection Canada.