Information for Industry
QFF management is a ‘year round’ activity for all fruit and vegetable growers.
Further information to support growers in managing for fruit fly can be found here:
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The movement of fruit and vegetables in domestic and export markets is managed under state and federal legislation.
QFF host produce moved into and within the majority of Victoria does not require certification for treatment or freedom from QFF. However, consignments entering the Greater Sunraysia Pest Free Area (PFA) must be certified.
Although restrictions do not apply for trade of QFF host produce it is an offence to sell QFF infested produce (section 18 of the Plant Biosecurity Act 2010 (the Act)). Any business found operating contrary to the Act may be prosecuted.
The potential of QFF detection in fruit or vegetables costs commercial producers through:
Increased cost of on-farm monitoring and control
More record keeping
Increased volume of damaged fruit
Increased costs to dispose of damaged fruit
Potential loss of marketing options.