Industry experts claim that ongoing losses because of fruit quality issues might 

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become a $500 million problem for the kiwifruit industry if a solution is not found

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Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit were particularly affected by quality issues, Cameron said.

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The impact on returns were significant this season, with a predicted loss of $2.80 per tray for SunGold Kiwifruit, he added.

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A June Zespri forecast for 2022/23 put return per tray prices at $10.25 to $11.75 for this season. 

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The August forecast was revised to $10.02 per tray returns.

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The June forecast per hectare return of between $141,000 and $161,000, was revised to $138,495 in August.

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the impact on grower returns, these quality challenges were putting significant 

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pressure on the company’s reputation for supplying consistent fruit quality.

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An industry-wide response was needed to solve the problem, Cameron said.

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