TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has received reports of individuals receiving unsolicited seeds through the mail from China. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock. Sometimes the seeds are sent in packages stating that the contents are jewelry.
Here's what to do if you receive unsolicited seeds from another country:
- DO NOT plant the seeds and if they are in sealed packaging do not open the sealed package.
- Maintain the seeds and packaging and send to the USDA Office located at:
USDA APHIS PPQ
Attention: Gregory Soto
1500 Lower Road
Linden, NJ 07036
Please write down your name, address, phone number and email address on a piece of paper and insert it in your package.
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