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7 July 2015

United Fresh Members Move Swiftly to Withdraw Mexican Grapes from Sale

The precautionary measure of withdrawing Mexican grapes from sale has been taken by many retail outlets due to the discovery of Black Widow spiders among the shipment.

United Fresh members are working with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to ensure public safety is the top priority.

The current MPI process for these products is mainly visual inspection, which may change to fumigation in the wake of the findings.

United Fresh will keep members up to date moving forward and if you have any queries please contact:

Karen Pugh
Manager Fresh Produce Imports
Plants, Food & Environment
Regulation & Assurance 
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2526
Wellington
New Zealand
Telephone: 64-4-894 0531
Facsimile: 64-4- 894 0736
Web: www.mpi.govt.nz