On this page:
- Canned, cooked, preserved, dried, frozen, and highly plant products
- Extracts, powders, pastes, syrups, and oils
- Fresh fruit and vegetables
|Examples:||Nut bars, protein bars, seed bars, potato chips, crisp, cassava chips, kettle chips, chippy, chippie, cheese puffs, scroggin, any mixture of dried fruits, nuts, seeds & other food items traditionally in trail mixes, oats, barley, rye, rice, flour, quinoa, honey mustard, mustard, sultanas, raisins, dried apricots, jams, chutney, relish, edible bamboo, cooked taro, kimchi, vinegar, dates, grated coconut, Fresh corn, home cooked corn, polenta, corn grit, cornflour, freeze-dried corn, cornmeal, ready-to-cook retail packs, vacuum-packed popcorn on the cob, kibbled corn, popcorn, kava, crystallised bamboo, vanilla extract, vanilla paste, vanilla essence, vanilla pods, Vegemite, Marmite, margarine, basil pesto, noodles, dried spaghetti, fresh penne, almonds, peanuts, cashew, hazelnut, macadamia, walnut, peanut butter, chia seeds, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds, lentil, broad bean, chickpea, mung, peas, pulse, hemp seed flour, soya sauce, tofu, soya flour, soya curd, cooked soya, frozen soya, soya milk, split soya beans, grit beans, kibbled soya beans, tempeh, green tea, earl grey, English breakfast, chamomile, kombucha tea, herbal tea, rose petal tea, cocoa beans, powdered cocoa, nibs, ground coffee, green coffee beans, granulated coffee, roasted coffee beans, decaffeinated whole beans, coffee pods, cola, orange juice, lemonade, rice milk, oat milk, soya milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk, flax milk, quinoa milk, hazelnut milk, hemp milk, sunflower milk, muffins, cakes, bread, scones, fruitcake, Christmas cake, cookies, biscuits, cassava bread, chocolate, candy, lollies, sweets, treats, sweetie, nougat, fondant icing, sugar paste for cakes, marzipan, confectionery, soda, hops, homemade meals, commercially made meals, dehydrated camping meals, curry, sandwiches, home dehydrated food|
It is identifiable, you cannot grow plants from the product, and is clean and free of biosecurity contamination like bugs, soil, or disease.
If any plant products contain honey it must also be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and either: does not require refrigeration; or the packaging clearly state the amount of honey is less than 2% of the product's weight.
If any plant products contain egg it must also be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, and either: does not require refrigeration; or the packaging clearly state the amount of egg is less than 5% of the product's weight.
If any plant products contain citrus products it must also be dried, then either: powdered; or preserved in brine or syrup; or contained in infusion bags; or less than 5% of the product’s weight.
If any plant products contain meat it must also be commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, does not require refrigeration, and the packaging clearly state the amount of meat is less than 5% of the product's weight.
Do not bring fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, jackfruit products, breadfruit products, monk fruit products, truffles, pink pepper, wolfberry (black goji), woody fungi, puy lentils, poppy seed type papaver somniferum, whole tonka beans, fresh vanilla pods, pasta salad, frozen unprocessed citrus peel and leaves, frozen fungi species that are not Agaricus bisporus, Boletus edulis, Cantharellus cibarius, Craterellus cornucopioides, Lentinula edodes, Marasmius oreades, Morchella conica and Morchella esculentus, frozen unprocessed legumes, sprouting legumes, frozen seaweed and algae, frozen unprocessed gains and seeds, whole grain and seeds that are not “Basic” with the Plants Biosecurity Index (PBI)
We recommend storing your homemade products, like meals and preserves, within clear packaging. It reduces the chance for it to be opened during an inspection.
Some plant products are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), like whole/sliced American Ginseng root (xi yang shen). They may require CITES documentation to be imported or may be prohibited.
2kg per product, if it contains no meat or egg.
Otherwise the weight limit is 1kg.
|Declare the item?||Yes|
|Examples:||Olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, hemp oil, cocoa butter, maple syrup, treacle, vanilla paste|
|Allowed if:||It is commercially manufactured and packaged, and sourced from plants.|
Do not bring syrup containing honey.
Do not bring hemp oil containing tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.
|Weight limit:||2kg per product|
|Declare the item?||Yes|
|Examples:||Mandarin, orange, banana, apple|
|These products are not allowed to be brought to New Zealand.|
|Example:||Mooncake with whole egg|
|Allowed if:||It is commercially manufactured and packaged, in its original unopened packaging, does not contain meat, and does not require refrigeration.|
|Declare the item?||Yes|