By now, we’re sure you’ve heard about people across the country receiving seed packets from China. We talked to Seed Administrator, Don Robinson, with the Office of Indiana State Chemist, to explain what to do if you receive these seeds in the mail.
DO NOT THROW AWAY
DO NOT MICROWAVE
DO NOT OPEN
AND PLEASE DON’T PLANT
It’s also suggested by officials that Amazon customers may want to change their online passwords. The US Department of Agriculture says many of the unsolicited seed recipients seem to be people who recently purchased something online.
USDA GUIDANCE FOR SEED RECIPIENTS IN INDIANA
- Save the seeds and the package they came in, including the mailing label.
- If the packets are already open, place all materials (seeds and packaging) into a zip lock bag and seal it.
- Place everything (seeds and any packaging, including the mailing label) in a mailing envelope. Include your name, address, and phone number so state or federal agriculture officials can contact you for additional information.
USDA APHIS PPQ
3059 N Morton St
Franklin, IN 46131