Canada receives shipments of mysterious seeds


The mystery seed packages that were sent across the U.S., have also been sent to Canada, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

CFIA says more than 750 packets were sent to all 10 provinces and the seeds appear to be tomato, strawberry, rose, citrus and weed seeds. This is consistent with the identification made by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

“They include a mixture of ornamental, fruit and vegetable, herb, and weed seeds,” APHIS said in a statement. “It is important that we collect as many seeds as possible to determine whether they could introduce damaging pests and diseases that could be harmful to American agriculture.”

The seeds have been deemed low risk but like in the U.S., Canadians have been instructed not to plant the seeds and instead to turn them over CFIA or destroy them.