Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Manual
The Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual covers all fresh fruits and vegetables, including fresh herbs and sprouts and immature nuts that have not been separated from their husk, that are imported from any foreign country, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, or Northern Mariana Islands. These fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs must be intended for consumption—not planting or growing. Only the approved plant part(s) of the fresh fruits, vegetables, or herbs is allowed entry.
This manual is divided into the following chapters:
- Vegetable Identification Guide
- Fruit Identification Guide
- List of Commodity Names
This manual also includes two Appendixes, a Glossary, and an Index. The Introduction contains basic information about the Fruits and Vegetables Import Manual. This chapter includes the manual’s purpose, scope, users, and application; a list of related documents that provide the authority for the manual’s content; directions about how to use the manual; and the conventions (unfamiliar or unique symbols and highlighting) that appear throughout the manual. The Procedures provides a link to the Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements database (FAVIR), where government officials can access inspection procedures.