Do You Import Tomato and Pepper Seed? You’ll Soon Need a Phytosanitary Certificate

At this week’s Seeds Canada annual general meeting, garden and vegetable seed importers were made aware of some coming changes in the realm of tomato and pepper seed. Patricia McAllister, national manager of the Horticulture and Grains Section at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, said a phytosanitary certificate will be needed on tomato and pepper seed importations into Canada. She gives us the lowdown on why and what the timeline is.