What makes New Zealand grown tomatoes great?

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Tomatoes NZ have produced two informative YouTube animations about New Zealand fresh tomatoes.

Growing New Zealand tomatoes

New Zealand fresh tomato industry

Some facts about New Zealand grown tomatoes

- Grown locally by skilled kiwi growers in glasshouses for kiwis to enjoy year round.

- New Zealand’s high light levels provide superior growing conditions for tomatoes.

- Ripened on the vine to lock in the sweetness.

- Hand selected and delivered locally to major stores daily.

- Full of natural vitamin C and contain the powerful antioxidant lycopene.

- Available in many varieties for you to enjoy in your favourite dishes.

New Zealand Tomato Growing Industry – highlights key information about our industry

- It’s important New Zealand protects its booming fresh produce industry which employs thousands of New Zealanders.

- Irradiation is commonly used to treat Australian tomatoes imported into New Zealand to manage the risks of introducing Queensland Fruit Fly to New Zealand.

- All irradiated imported produce must be clearly identified at the point of sale.

- Food must be labelled (or have a label displayed on or close to it) stating that it has been treated with ionising radiation, meeting the labelling requirement of FSANZ, Standard 1.5.3.

- Should you see Australian produce for sale without the signage you should contact MPI directly at www.mpi.govt.nz or on freephone 0800 00 83 33.

- Help keep New Zealand Horticulture Industry and Kiwis safe.

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