NZ suspends breadfruit exports from Tonga…

NZ suspends breadfruit exports from Tonga –

Exports of breadfruit from Tonga to New Zealand have been temporarily suspended. The suspension, confirmed by the Ministry of Primary Industries, came into effect earlier this month, on 06 March.

Included in the suspended product list are other approved high temperature force air (HTFA) treated fruit fly commodities such as avocado, mango, chillies and papaya.
New Zealand imposed the suspension after viable eggs of Pacific fruit fly (Bactrocera xanthodes) were found on a consignment of Tonga breadfruit en route to Auckland on 27 February.

Read more here – http://www.pina.com.fj/index.php?p=pacnews&m=read&o=115236010055132c150ffa2eac831f

P.s – Breadfruit chips is also banned from exportation outside of Niue until further notice.