Attention Heysen Trail Walkers.
Walkers need to be aware that due to the fruit fly problem in metropolitan Adelaide, there are severe penalties for moving potentially affected fruit from one region to another unaffected region.
Please check which region (green, orange or red) you live in, and act accordingly, after viewing the regulations on the SA Govt. fruit fly web site
Only take raw fruit in your lunch boxes if you bought it in a green zone.
For your information the advice from the Department is that:
- We should check the prescribed list of excluded fruit and veges (includes such items as bananas, citrus, blue berries and apples) and not bring them if we are taking them from a red or orange zone. There are processes that can be instigated to render the banned fruits safe, including preparing them cooked, dried, grated, pureed and packaged/processed. Cut, sliced or mashed F&V are still at risk for fruit fly and should be excluded from transporting with you.
- We can purchase our requirements in the green zones.
- To be doubly safe retain your itemised receipt from the point of purchase so that there is no doubt about the source of your food.