Invasive Species Council of British Columbia

Do not open unrequested seed packages

Reports are coming from Canada and the United States of unrequested packages of seeds turning up in the mail. Unknown seeds could be invasive plants and the packages may contain plant pests. Both can be harmful to Canada’s ecosystems and agriculture. On July 28, 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) issued a statement asking anyone in Canada who receives unsolicited packages of seeds not to open the package.

Instead, contact your regional CFIA office immediately, keeping the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until a CFIA inspector provides further instructions.

Read the full article on the CFIA’s website.