Import Requirement 44 - (Fruit Fly Host Produce – Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Tomatoes, Capsicums, Chillies and Eggplants


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

44     Fruit Fly Host Produce – Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Tomatoes, Capsicums, Chillies and Eggplants

A person must not import, or cause to be imported, any fruit of tomatoes, capsicums, chillies and eggplants except in accordance with the following:

I.         An approved program of pre-harvest 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 a minimum of 600 units or a minimum of 2% of the carton count (one in every fifty packages) or part thereof, from randomly selected packed product, with a minimum of three cartons inspected.

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

·         Consignments that meet Interstate Certification Assurance protocols ICA-26 (Preharvest Treatment and Inspection of Tomatoes, Capsicums, Chillies and Eggplants), and ICA-48 (Pre-harvest Treatment and Post Harvest Inspection of Tomato and Capsicum in the Bowen Gumlu Region) satisfy this Import Requirement;

·         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-26: Pre-harvest Treatment and Inspection of Tomatoes, Capsicums, Chillies and Eggplants
ICA-48: Pre-harvest Treatment and Post Harvest Inspection of Tomato and Capsicum in the Bowen Gumlu Region

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