Palm kernel ship no specific risk to kiwifruit

06 October 2016

The ship carrying palm kernel extract, anchored off the coast of Tauranga since 6 September after being prevented by MPI from unloading in Tauranga due to part of the consignment originating from an un-approved Malaysian plant, poses no specific risk to kiwifruit.

KVH has previously investigated the risks of palm kernel imports to the kiwifruit industry and concluded that there are no direct threats involved with this trade. KVH fully supports MPI taking strong action such as this when they identify non-compliance at the border.