Import Requirement 42 - (Fruit Fly Host Produce – Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Table Grap


Prior to import, a ‘Notice of Intention to Import Produce into Tasmania’ must be submitted to the relevant Biosecurity Tasmania Operations Centre. Importation must occur in compliance with general Conditions and Restrictions for Prescribed Matter in Part 2 of the Plant Biosecurity Manual Tasmania

42     Fruit Fly Host Produce – Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Table Grapes

A person must not import, or cause to be imported, any table fruit of grapes (Vitis spp.) except in accordance with the following:

I.         An approved system of pre-harvest bait or cover sprays;

AND

II.       An approved system for identification and segregation of conforming and nonconforming lots;

AND

III.      An approved system of post-harvest in-line or end-point inspection involving 1 in 50 packages or a 600 bunch inspection and found free from live fruit fly infestation.

Consignments must be accompanied by a Plant Health Certificate or a Plant Health Assurance Certificate.

·          Consignments that meet Interstate Certification Assurance protocol ICA-20 (Preharvest Treatment and Inspection of Table Grapes) satisfy this Import Requirement;

·          Consignments must also satisfy the requirements of Import Requirement 10 for Grape Phylloxera;

·          Consignments must also satisfy the requirements of Schedule 1B re fruit fly host secure fruit handling, storage and transport.


For more information, please contact

Plant Biosecurity
Phone: 1300 368 550
Email: Biosecurity.planthealth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Mediterranean Fruit Fly (MFF)
Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF)

Import Requirement

ICA-20: Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Table Grapes

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