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    Attachment 6 Packaging Worksheet 1. Importation scenario packaging (cartons (2. and bins for importation steps))

Discussion Group 1 Chaired by David Cartwright.

    Discussion Groups 2, 3 added

    PC paticipants’ comments on the draft ciculated

Note

    This whole section needs to deal with all packaging materials including trays, bags, wraps, fancy packing, bin liners, carton liners, corners, shrink-wrap etc.

    A glossary of terms should be added to this section also. 2. See notes at the end of this scenario path.

1. Will the cartons be Condition of cartons Where are cartons being stored prior to being packed? Pack house hygiene will be a

    contaminated by pest in Presence of contaminated fruit/trash factor in this.

    the packing house? Packing practices Second-hand cartons may be used.

    Packing house hygiene PC: Should not be used.

    Pest characteristics 2. Consider different types of package.

    2. Packaging other than cartons; 2. Extra boxes required to consider the likelihood that packaging could be contaminated

    Trays, bins, liners, plastic bins, before arrival at packhouse

    pallets type (also covered under the (Assumption New cartons, steam-cleaned bins)

    general Note above) “Will the cartons/bins be contaminated on arrival at packhouse?”

     Storage after packed.

2. Will the pest on Presence of contaminated fruit/trash PC: Storage after packed.

    cartons survive during Storage and handling practices PC: Stored with other produce.

    storage? Packing practices

    Packing house hygiene

    Pest characteristics

    Packaging Worksheet

     Attachment 6 2

Packaging Worksheet 1 cartons (continued)

    3. Will the pest on Presence of contaminated fruit/trash

    cartons survive during Containerisation practices

    containerisation, Palletisation practices

    palletisation and Refrigerated transport practices

    refrigerated transport to Pest characteristics

    Australia?

4. Will the pest on carton AQIS on-arrival inspection process Pre-clearance (pre-export) inspection may be used instead of on-arrival inspection.

    remain undetected during Visibility of signs of infestation Although this will only take place if there is a set of measures in place rather than for

    AQIS on-arrival Capacity to assay/test for the pest unrestricted risk. PC: Both in the initial stages. inspection? Sampling rate, method and efficacy

    Pest characteristics MAF phyto-sanitary certification may be required.

     Consideration of the presence of “hitch-hikers” that may be disease vectors.

    Packaging Worksheet

     Attachment 6 3

    Packaging Worksheet 1. Importation scenario packaging (bins)

    1. Will the bins be Condition of bins Diferentiate between new and second-hand materials. contaminated by pest in Presence of contaminated fruit/trash

    the packing house? Packing practices Return of used bins to New Zealand.

    Packing house hygiene

    Pest characteristics Re-use of bins through a hirer-pool of bins so that bins can move from being used for

     imports to Australian domestic use.

     PC: Treatment of bins chlorine wash, heat, etc.

2. Will the pest on bins Presence of contaminated fruit/trash

    survive during storage? Storage and handling practices

    Packing practices

    Packing house hygiene

    Pest characteristics

    PC: Presence of other fruit in storage

    area.

    Packaging Worksheet

     Attachment 6 4

    Packaging Worksheet 1 bins (continued)

    3. Will the pest on bins Presence of contaminated fruit/trash 3 Bin type is relevant, timber, plastic, corrugated board survive during Containerisation practices 3 Consider re-usable plastic crates containerisation, Palletisation practices

    palletisation and Refrigerated transport practice PC: Treatment of bin prior to packing. refrigerated transport to Pest characteristics PC: Was the bin filled in the orchard and not put through packing process? Australia?

    4. Will the pest on bins AQIS on-arrival inspection process Contamination by “hitch-hiker” pests that may spread infestqation. remain undetected during Visibility of signs of infestation

    AQIS on-arrival Capacity to assay/test for the pest Possible contamination of pallets. inspection? Sampling rate, method and efficacy

    Pest characteristics PC: Possible contamination of bins.

    Packaging Worksheet

     Attachment 6 5

    Packaging Worksheet 2. Distribution scenario carton, wrapping, liners, corners, other packaging and pallets

    3 Need to include pathway scenarios for all other consumables, pallets, dunnage, strapping, coiner boards, wraps etc 1. Are the imported See above 2. Same amendments to “Fruit Worksheet 3” cartons infested or 3 Can carton be infected??

    infected?

    2. Will the pest on cartons Transport practices Add box for importer or import distribution centre survive transport to Pest characteristics Presence of insect vectors.

    wholesaler and Paths are the same as for fruit until the fruit is removed from the carton. subsequent cold storage? PC: Storage practices/conditions 2. Wholesaler = Distribution Centre PC: Will it go into cold 2. Delete „cold‟ from title of box. storage? 2. Delete the word „cold‟ from title of box?

    3 Must consider all possible distribution pathways

    3 Characteristics of package

    3 Location of pest on package

    3 Need step to deal with disposal of packages after re-packing 3. Will the pest survive Re-grading and re-packing Use of second hand cartons are a contamination issue. on cartons during the re-procedures 2. Wholesaler = Distribution Centre grading and re-packing of Pest characteristics 3 Characteristics of package fruit by the wholesaler? 3 Location of pest on package

PC: 3a. Will the pest on

    cartons be transferred to

    susceptible host plants at

    wholesale?

    4. Will the pest on Transport conditions 2. Delete the word „cold‟ from title of box? cartons survive transport Pest characteristics

    to retailer, cold storage PC: Storage conditions.

    and display for sale?

    Packaging Worksheet

     Attachment 6 6

    Packaging Worksheet 2 (continued)

    5. Will the pest on cartons Handling practices at retailer 3 susceptibility status of host at time be transferred to Proximity of hosts 3 Reuse of cartons by retailer, consumer, commercial susceptible host plants at Transmitting agents/vectors

    retailer? Susceptible hosts (commercial,

    household, wild and amenity

    plants)

    6. Will the pest survive or Disposal method (household, Requires own waste flow chart for packaging including all possible scenarios. Cartons

    grow on cartons disposed commercial compost, landfill, are used to take home retail purchases, can be used in gardens etc. Once a carton is

    of by wholesaler, retailer stockfeed, park and recreation site) taken home it can be utilised for a myriad of uses. and/or consumer? Type of waste

    Ability to survive in waste

    Pest characteristics

    7. Will the pest on cartons Transmitting agents/vectors

    be transferred to Susceptible hosts (commercial,

    susceptible host plants? household, wild and amenity

    plants)

    Proximity of host

    Climate and environment

    Pest characteristics

    Packaging Worksheet

     Attachment 6 7

    Packaging Figure 3. Distribution scenario bin packaging

    1. Is the imported bins See above Same as fruit until such time as the bin and the fruit are separated.

    infested or infected?

     Consider all types of bins including plastic, timber and cardboard.

     2. Same amendments to “Fruit worksheet 3” 2. Will the pest on bins Transport practices 3 Can there be cross infestation survive transport to Transport conditions

    wholesaler and Pest characteristics PC: Remove term „cold‟ in heading. subsequent cold storage?

    PC: Storage practices.

    PC: Storage Conditions.

    3. Will the pest survive on Re-grading and re-packing Issue of empty bins must be considered bins during the re-grading procedures

    and re-packing of fruit by Pest characteristics

    the wholesaler?

    Packaging Worksheet

     Attachment 6 8 Packaging Worksheet 3 (continued)

    4. Will the pest on bins Transport conditions PC: Remove term „cold‟ in heading. survive transport to Pest characteristics

    retailer, cold storage and PC: Storage conditions.

    display for sale?

5. Will the pest survive on Disposal method (bins re-used in Fruit may be left in the bin after the rest of the contents has been used.

    bins disposed of by orchards/or other industry; dismantled

    importer wholesaler, for use in household projects, retailer and/or consumer? destruction or incineration; or re-

    exported)

    Ability to survive in waste

    Pest characteristics

6. Will the pest on bins be Transmitting agents/vectors

    transferred to susceptible Susceptible hosts (commercial, host plants? household, wild and amenity plants)

    Proximity of host

    Climate and environment

    Pest characteristics

    Packaging Worksheet

     Attachment 6 9

    2. Comments from Group 2 on Packaging Figure 4

Delete „Green Grocer‟ – In area of Commercial Re-use.

    Add box Discarded/Waste Disposal (land fill) etc. (on first line of Figure). “Time element” needs to be a consideration in all areas of packaging.

    Issue of „Pallets‟ - Need for a separate flow chart/pathway (or add to carton pathway).

    - Consideration of timber entry into Australia.

    Should be „cartons/packaging material‟ (to cover fruit trays).

    Arrows don‟t go to all boxes in both flow charts.

    Need for (inclusion/classification) of plastic crates for retail use as a packaging material.

    Re-use of pallets in the orchard needs to be considered.

    Packaging Worksheet

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