Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone

Submitted: Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 18:35
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Hi all, a quick question, can you take frozen veggies & frozen berries over the exclusion zone ( NSW to SA) I know fresh is out of the question.Will restock with fresh food in Mildura/Renmark.
We are going to Mungo NP then on to the Flinders.
Thanks for your replies
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Reply By: SDG - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 18:38

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 18:38
I think you can as if there are eggs/bugs in it, they would be dead from being snap frozen.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony Z (NSW) - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:05

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:05
Thanks SDG. We will only loose a few dollars if we're wrong
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Follow Up By: SDG - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:11

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:11
People from Naranderra often shop in Wagga Wagga, which includes frozen vegies. The exclusion starts between the two. I'm betting they sometimes chance getting caught with fresh as well at times.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony Z (NSW) - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:20

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:20
Just found a site/map that said you can not buy fresh fruit in Mildura as its still in the exclusion zone and take it to SA
Thanks for your help
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony Z (NSW) - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:21

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:21
Just found a site/map that said you can not buy fresh fruit in Mildura as its still in the exclusion zone and take it to SA
Thanks for your help
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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexic - Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:24

Friday, Aug 03, 2012 at 19:24
Tony, if your frozen fruit and vegies are commercially packaged, you will not have any problems. When you arrive in Renmark, there is a large Woolworths shopping centre with every thing that you need. Easy parking available.
There are also several fresh roadside outlets but will depend on which way your heading to get your goodies. They are mainly on the Barmera side of Berri
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 09:47

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 09:47
The fruit fly exclusion is a pain but a necessary pain. Anything processed should be fine. Aren't frozen veges processed? If so then they would be okay.

Heading north of Marree. Shopped in Renamrk before but never in Hawker.

Would it be better shopping in Hawker instead of Renmark?

I don't want to steal the thread or open another but any hints would be appreciated. Even if you PM me.
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Follow Up By: Dasherdes - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 16:37

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 16:37
You would probably get more choice in Renmark as the Shopping Centre is quite large. I am biased thaough as I live in the Riverland. From memory, fuel prices are more competative at Renmark too. Definitely better than Berri or Morgan. 12 m0nths ago, fuel was $1.56 in Berri and Hawker was $1.68. (Diesel)

Have a great trip
Des
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony Z (NSW) - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 19:40

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 19:40
Thanks all for your replies it helps a lot
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Reply By: Member - Josh- Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 09:07

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 09:07
We have a classic photo from when we were travelling of us parked under a exclusion zone sign cooking all our vegies that friends had just given us. We made pumkin soup, vegie soup ect.. Was quite funny sitting in the shade of the sign cooking everything we could. It is only fresh stuff you can't take

Josh
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 18:48

Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 at 18:48
Hi Tony

If you steam them and freeze as you would do for long term freezer storage at home,
they will be acceptable, as are commercial frozen products.

As per advice above, crossing into SA you will lose any fresh fruit and vege even if purchased within the FFEZ.

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Reply By: Member - Bucky - Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 08:23

Sunday, Aug 05, 2012 at 08:23
Take only tinned stuff across borders.
Resupply at the next fruit & veg store, get a receipt, for proof of purchase.
Also only get enuf to keep you going to the next border inspection.
Just not worth the hastle of loosing quality food for the sake if some idiot in a uniform.
Cheers Bucky
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