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Zespri has concluded there is no risk to human health following a lubricant contamination scare earlier this month.
Trraces of mechanical lubricant were found on some Chinese-manufactured plastic tray liners spotted during the kiwifruit packing process and forced the unloading of a ship docked at the Port of Tauranga on April 7.
Zespri said in a statement today that it had has full confidence that fruit currently on hold due to potentially affected packaging posed no risk to consumer safety.
The fruit was put on hold following concerns that small deposits of grease on pocket packs could affect around 0.01 per cent of the fruit on hold.