New Zealand has a French fry problem.
Our Government has announced they will investigate illegal dumping of frozen french fries.
The move comes due to the fact that European coronavirus lockdowns have created a surplus of frozen food.
Some European countries are now dumping tonnes of frozen fries to New Zealand.
Exports of frozen fries from the EU to New Zealand increased by 50% in June. This causes problems for our potato farmers who can’t sell their products to New Zealand companies.
The New Zealand potato industry is worth more than $NZ1bn per annum and until now 85% of the fries consumed in New Zealand have been produced by local growers.