The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) decision
means that post harvest treatment of some fruits with the
insecticide fenthion is no longer permitted. This may affect some of
those who import fruit into Tasmania, but will not affect Tasmanian producers
(as Tasmania is fruit fly free).
If you think the new restrictions on fenthion use may affect you, please check
Import Requirement 8B in the Plant
Quarantine Manual Tasmania relates to the use of fenthion as a post harvest
treatment for imports of fruit fly host produce. This will now be amended to
advise importers of the APVMA's decision.