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Riverina food producers in limbo as Australia Post perishables ban due in June | The Land



Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory is one of many regional producers that now has a significant and growing part of their business facing uncertainty after Australia Post announced a ban on perishable food.

From June 30, the government-owned mail corporation will no longer allow postage of items such as meats and seafood, dairy, eggs, frozen meals, fresh meal kits, smallgoods and fruit and vegetables.

Junee factory general manager Rhiannon Druce said she was still trying to figure out how the business would be affected after hiring staff specifically to pack the 5000 to 10,000 deliveries they send every year by Australia Post.


“We do understand that chocolate does have desirable temperature levels but our product is…

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