From 21 March to 21 April 2023, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invited comment on proposed changes to the import health standard for importing grain and seeds for consumption, feed, or processing.
The proposed changes to the import health standard were the removal of:
- Anthracocystis destruens (synonyms Sporisorium destruens and Ustilago destruens) from the pest list for Panicum spp.
- the requirements to manage this pest.
Full details of the proposed changes were in the consultation documents.