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TDW - by staples I meant things like spices, flour, rice, beans, canned goods, some dried fruits and vegetables, and, of course, peanut butter. I did not mean things like fresh fruit and vegetables.

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TDW - by staples I meant things like spices, flour, rice, beans, canned goods, some dried fruits and vegetables, and, of course, peanut butter. I did not mean things like fresh fruit and vegetables.

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I think you will find that tinned vegetables, spices and the like would not be a problem, only meat product. Australia and New Zealand do not have foot and mouth disease. As such both nations are very funny when it comes to imported meat products even if the cans did say 'in Australia or NZ'.

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I don't know about Australia but in New Zealand they're totally paranoid about anything to do with nuts. Here's how paranoid.

We came to NZ via Raratonga which is basically New Zealand East Island. Same shops, same bank, same everything. We stocked up with bits and pieces from the supermarket.

When we got to NZ the MAF boys found a SEALED tin of assorted nuts and confiscated it. When I handed the tin over (expensive) I pointed to some print on the tin and asked "Does this mean anything?" to which he responded "No it doesn't"

What did the print say? "Packed in New Zealand".

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I guess that as in the Oz packed meat product mentioned earlier they are not to know if the tin has been tampered with or even though highly unlikely has been re labelled. I'd love to know why or how nuts could be considered a problem. That does seem strange.

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I guess that as in the Oz packed meat product mentioned earlier they are not to know if the tin has been tampered with or even though highly unlikely has been re labelled. I'd love to know why or how nuts could be considered a problem. That does seem strange.
I understand it has something to do with the fact that they're seeds and one in 20 million could come through the roasting process and still be viable.


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