First export Dutch mums to US after seven years

For the first time since 2007 Dutch chrysanthemums are exported to the United States. Prior to this, the flowers were inspected thoroughly to determine whether they meet the phytosanitary requirements of the US. An important requirement of the US is that the so-called 'Japanese rust' doesn't appear in the mums.

The chrysanthemums aren't only inspected at the moment of export, also during the cultivation. This is done by business inspections, which are included in the monitoring program for Puccinia horiana, Japanese rust. The KCB (Quality control bureau) is appointed by the NVWA (Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority) to conduct this program. To participate in this monitoring program, companies can sign up at the KCB.

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