Update From New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets on Unsolicited, Mislabeled Packages of Seed Being Sent From Foreign Countries

Posted to Applied Web NY on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 20:55

Due to the high volume of inquiries and reports from residents receiving unsolicited, mislabeled and/or unlabeled packages of seed in the mail, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, along with the United States Department of Agriculture, are asking that New Yorkers please mail the sealed package of seeds, the original packaging, the residents’ contact information, and any additional relevant details directly to the USDA at:


Office of the State Plant Health Director of New York c/o Christopher Zaloga,

United States Department of Agriculture

500 New Karner Road

Albany, NY 12205


Those who receive seeds should not use 9-1-1 to report the receipt of seeds. 

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