Fun Fact

29 February 2024

In this Fun Fact from the frontline, we’ve got fruit that was undeclared, detected, and destroyed.

In Wellington, Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Detector Dog Fritz indicated on a passenger in the express lane who was found with undeclared dried fruit in a milk container. A great example of our biosecurity system working well.

The passenger was infringed, and the fruit destroyed.

Exotic fruit flies – and their larvae – are one of the greatest biosecurity threats to the kiwifruit industry. Read more about how we are reducing their risk on our website here.