Sausage-smuggling Belgian denied entry to New Zealand

Like Australia, New Zealand has very strict rules on the importation of food stuffs.
This are designed to protect the unique biodiversity of the country.
Speaking about the incident, the Ministry for Primary Industries’ North Passenger Manager Craig Hughes told journalists that “One of our x-ray operators spotted the risk items.
They turned out to be pork and salami sausages, both of which could have carried diseases with the potential to cause major harm to New Zealand agriculture”. The passenger was refused entry to New Z…