Myrtle Rust (MR) Stakeholder Updates from Ministry of Primary Industries

Biosecurity Response Knowledge Base

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) attended our United Fresh Executive meeting last June to discuss biosecurity at a pan-industry level.  

MPI has developed a Biosecurity Response Knowledge Base as part of their efforts in addressing any potential Biosecurity threat to the primary industry sectors. The link can be found at brkb.biosecurity.govt.nz/response-system. 

The site is informative and outlines in some detail how the Ministry intends to respond to any incursion from a structure/resources point of view. The site contains generic response processes and resources. These site resources are tailored to the specific needs of individual responses. You will find that parts of the site are password protected for the use of MPI staff and their contracted support team for use in a real emergency.  Of particular interest is the accessible  “Browse By” section of the site. By selecting a term or a combination of terms, users can access further information, process flows and templates related to the keyword selected. 

Like all MPI-led responses, Biosecurity Responses adhere to the New Zealand Coordinated Incident Management System known as CIMS. CIMS was revised in 2014, and United Fresh Members may note that while CIMS is clearly evident as a basis for this content, MPI is yet to reflect all aspects of this updated standard in the content of this site, including amending terminology to align with CIMS e.g. Response Strategic Leadership superseded by Response Governance, and the inclusion of GIA industry partners on Response Governance for joint decision making with MPI.

We would encourage United Fresh members to explore the site now, rather than wait until an incursion needs to be acted upon.

 

 

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  • 20 Apr 2017

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    United Fresh Biosecurity Activity Update – November 2016

    The Biosecurity space is getting busy!

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  • 13 May 2016

    United Fresh AGM & Members Meeting 2016

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  • 09 Feb 2016

    MPI Media Release - No further Tau flies found and restrictions now lifted

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  • 01 Feb 2016

    MPI Update - Tau Fly Detection 2016 - Monday 1 February 2016

    No further Tau Flies have been detected. The total remains as 1 male Tau Fly detected.

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  • 25 Jan 2016

    MPI Update - Tau Fly Detection 2016 - Monday 25 January 2016

    No further Tau Flies have been detected. The total remains as 1 male Tau Fly detected.

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  • 22 Jan 2016

    MPI Notification of a Tau Fly Detection - Manurewa, South Auckland

    MPI will be establishing a Controlled Area this afternoon in Manurewa, South Auckland as a result of a single Tau fly detection.

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  • 04 Dec 2015

    MPI Announces Auckland Fruit Fly 2015 Response Closure

    With your support, the Queensland fruit fly is no longer residing in Auckland.

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  • 01 Dec 2015

    Queensland Fruit Fly December Update

    General Situation remains unchanged since the November update.

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  • 03 Nov 2015

    Queensland Fruit Fly November Update

    General Situation remains unchanged since the October update. No additional fruit flies have been detected since the last report.

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  • 30 Oct 2015

    Register for our United Fresh Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability Workshop – 17/11/2015

    We are pleased to present our Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability and Food Law Workshop in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries.

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  • 06 Oct 2015

    Biosecurity, Food Safety & Traceability Workshop

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  • 07 Jul 2015

    United Fresh Members Move Swiftly to Withdraw Mexican Grapes from Sale

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