Frozen French Fries causing problems in NZ

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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.

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