Lunch Box Restrictions – Preventing the Spread of Fruit Fly in South Australia
South Australia has been battling fruit fly for 12 months and residents in outbreak or suspension areas are restricted from packing host fruit (fruit that fruit flys like) in their lunch boxes to help curb the spread of fruit fly.
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Across metropolitan Adelaide, there are also many retail outlets in the current outbreak and suspension areas.
What to do if you live in a fruit fly outbreak or suspension area.
Red areas are outbreak areas.
The fruit and veg that fruit fly like can’t move from your property. Keep fruit in the fridge rather than in a fruit bowl. Fruit waste has to go in your green bin – not composted.
Yellow areas are suspension areas.
You can move fruit and veg that fruit fly like within the yellow area. You can’t take this type of fruit and veg into the green area. (If you take it into a red area, it can’t come out again).
Green areas are not impacted by fruit fly and no restrictions apply within this area.
Check if you are in a red, yellow or green area by looking at the maps. CLICK HERE for the Metropolitan Adelaide map for residents.
? Host Fruits & Vegetables
These restrictions only apply to fruit fly host produce – find the full list below at pir.sa.gov.au/fruitfly-produce
✅ Alternative fruits and vegetables for lunch boxes
For more information and all enquiries please visit the PIRSA website
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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