Port-harvest biosecurity for packhouses
The post-harvest protocols have been updated for 2018 and are now available on the KVH website. Minor changes have been made to the requirements for movement of reject fruit in and between Recovery regions.
Post-harvest Biosecurity Risk Management Plans must be signed off before harvest commences this season. The plans must be submitted to KVH by next Wednesday 28 February 2018. Please email these to [email protected].
All bins in all regions must be clear of plant material and sanitised pre-season and between orchards. For sanitiser options refer to the KVH information sheet.
There are additional requirements for postharvest operators moving bins between regions. Refer to the KVH protocol for more information. KVH inspections still apply to those moving harvest bins into Whangarei and North West Auckland regions.