In case you missed our article in last month’s e-news on important movement requirements to be aware of and comply with for sending and receiving winegrapes out of the Riverland in V23 – keep reading.
For winegrapes being sent out of the Riverland fruit fly affected area (either red Outbreak or yellow Suspension Areas) into other parts of South Australia, there are movement requirements you are required to comply with:
- Must consign these loads under certification – that is, accompany each load either with a unique Plant Health Assurance Certificate (PHAC) issued by an ICA-33 accredited business, or by a Chief Inspector’s Movement Certificate (CIMC) mirroring the requirements of ICA-33 (issued by PIRSA for cases where three or fewer loads are consigned from a vineyard for the vintage).
- Must fill these loads in a manner as to prevent spillage – that is, cover the loads, or not fill bins or trucks above 200mm of the top lip.
- Receiving these loads must do so either under IVCA CA-01 accreditation, or under a Section 9 Order issued by PIRSA.
- Options for management of any rejected loads must be discussed with PIRSA.
- Not sure if the vineyard you’re purchasing from is in a fruit fly Outbreak or Suspension Area? Refer PIRSA’s interactive fruit fly map where you can type in an address to search the map.
For winegrapes being sent into the Riverland Pest Free Area (including the fruit fly affected area), sourced from other parts of South Australia, there are also movement requirements unrelated to fruit fly that you must comply with:
- Must consign these loads under certification – that is, accompany each load either with a unique Plant Health Assurance Certificate (PHAC) issued by an ICA-33 accredited business, or by a Plant Health Certificate (PHC) issued by PIRSA.
- Must process winegrapes within 24 hours of arrival.
- No certification requirements for these wineries apply.
- Options for managing any rejected loads, however, must be discussed with PIRSA.
Contact the PIRSA Market Access team on 8207 7814 to arrange accreditation and certification options.