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Valentine's Day flowers getting extra attention at US-Mexico border

Valentine's Day: Managing the pressure
Posted at 10:06 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 13:06:26-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, U.S. border officials are reminding the public that any flowers that are coming across the border will be subject to a thorough inspection.

While flowers do not pose an immediate threat to national security, Customs and Border Protection officials say some pests and diseases could potentially cross into the U.S. and could “harm the agricultural and floral industries” of the country.

CBP officials said they have agriculture specialists at U.S. ports of entry to inspect flowers, plants, and fresh herbs for signs of pests or disease.