Truck Washing after the carriage of treated fertiliser

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Washing of vehicles after the carriage of treated fertiliser (with fungicide/inhibitor/biostimulant) is a requirement under the Grain Trade Australia (GTA) Grain Transport Code of Practice

Bulk trucks, handling equipment and storage vessels are sometimes used for both food (e.g. grain) and fertilizer. Fertilizer is sometimes treated with other chemicals such as fungicides, inhibitor or biostimulants which can be a potential source of unacceptable residue in farm produce. Cross contamination is a major risk to market access for grain growers if unacceptable residues are detected.

 

Grain Trade Australia have produced a helpful Fact Sheet on this topic. Please use the Fact Sheet as a remind to relevant staff, transport contractors and farmers about this risk and encourage them to wash equipment after the carriage of treated fertilizer - click here for Fact Sheet.

 

Please use the Fact Sheet as a remind to relevant staff, transport contractors and farmers about this risk and encourage them to wash equipment after the carriage of treated fertilizer.

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