United States Department of Agricultural Investigates Packages of Unsolicited Seeds from China.
USDA is aware that people across the country have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seed that appear to be coming from China.
USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, other federal agencies, and State departments of agriculture to investigate the situation.
USDA urges anyone who receives an unsolicited package of seeds to immediately contact their State plant regulatory official or APHIS State plant health director.
Please hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until someone from your State department of agriculture or APHIS contacts you with further instructions. Do not plant seeds from unknown origins.
To finish reading the full report from the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service at:
To report any suspicious seeds go to the websites as directed.
California State Plant Regulatory Official Website:
California State Plant Health Director Website: