Tasmanians urged to buy local and support our farmers

In light of the recent imported frozen vegetable recall across the country, Nationals Senator Steve Martin is urging Tasmanians to buy local and support our farmers.

“Our locally grown produce is some of the safest in the world and  I would encourage shoppers to keep buying Australian frozen vegetables as a result of this latest recall,” Senator Martin said.

“Now more than ever we need to be supporting our farmers and growers, and this is a timely reminder to buy local.”

“Unfortunately some Tasmanian growers and farmers have already been significantly impacted this year by the Queensland fruit fly incursion, so it is important that as consumers we continue to do everything we can to support our farmers.”

“We’re so lucky to have some of the highest quality produce on our doorstep and you know that any product that comes from Tasmania is going to be of the highest standard.”

“It would be great if every time we went shopping we all made the effort to ‘Grab a Tassie’  - purchase locally grown produce instead of produce that is imported from overseas.”

“With the recently released new food labelling that has been rolled out across the country, it is now even easier to identify food that has been grown, produced and packed in Australia, so I encourage everyone to do what they can to support our local agriculture industry.”