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News July 3, 2021

Irradiation an option for more Australian produce to New Zealand

On July 2, 2021, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (NZ MPI) published an Industry Advice Notice to advise that irradiation has been approved as a treatment option to manage fruit flies on Australian strawberries, scallopinis, honeydew melons, rockmelons and zucchinis.

The NZ MPI has published the import conditions in both the zucchini and melon import health standards (IHS), and the fresh fruit and vegetables IHS 152.02.

More information here.