Cold treatment

Many of our export markets require mainland fruit and vegetables to be cold treated at a set temperature for a specific number of days in order to kill any potential fruit flies. For apples, pears and nashi, quarantine treatment research showed that cold treatment of either 1±0.5°C or 3±0.5°C for 12 days is effective against Qfly. See your industry group or local growers’ association for information for your enterprise.

Interstate certification assurance protocols (ICAs) are managed by state and territory bodies and demonstrate that the correct procedures have been taken to meet interstate plant quarantine requirements.

The Manual of Importing Country Requirements (MICoR) is a useful resource containing information on the requirements of importing countries for the full range of crops.

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