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[New post] Vanuatu kava export shipment returned from NZ due to contamination with impurities

WordPress.com dailyvanuatu posted: " Happy new year to all our readers and welcome to 2017! Vanuatu's regional leadership of kava production and export has been dealt a blow with news this week of a shipment of adulterated kava being returned from New Zealand. Vanuatu's primacy in the" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Vanuatu kava export shipment returned from NZ due to contamination with impurities by dailyvanuatu Happy new year to all our readers and welcome to 2017! Vanuatu's regional leadership of kava production and export has been dealt a blow with news this week of a shipment of adulterated kava being returned from New Zealand. Vanuatu's primacy in the industry began with the recognition of Vanuatu as the original site of domestication of kava, the large number of noble kava varieties established here, and 2002's Kava Act designed to protect consumers from poor quality kava. In 2016 Vanuatu was given responsibility for the FAO's Codex Alimentarius research into the crop. Vanuatu's main export competitor, Fiji, only established similar kava consumer protection legislation last year, and has many fewer noble varieties. Over 600kg of dried, ground kava in a container exported by JPO Kava Export was returned from New Zealand as adulterated, reports Daily Post. Director of Vanuatu Biosecurity Dept Timothy Tumukon says the shipment looked to be mixed with 'makas'—bark and root residue added to increase the Read more of this post dailyvanuatu | January 1, 2017 at 9:32 am | Tags: agriculture, exports, health, kava, land, politics, Radio Australia, trade, Vanuatu | Categories: The Daily Digest | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-1uZ Comment    See all comments Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/2iQMgFs Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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