Draft data guideline ‘Guidelines for Efficacy Evaluation of On-farm Dairy Cleansers and Sanitisers’

This consultation closed on 7 September 2015

Consultation period

10 August 2015 to 7 September 2015

Submissions are invited from interested stakeholders on the draft data guideline Guidelines for Efficacy Evaluation of On-farm Dairy Cleansers and Sanitisers.


The purpose of data guidelines is to increase the transparency and predictability of APVMA decision making under the Agvet Code. APVMA data guidelines provide guidance on what information should be provided with an application, increase understanding and predictability of our decisions and demonstrate how we ensure that the agvet chemicals for supply in Australia can be used safely and are effective.

We have developed the data requirements for information to be provided with an application to satisfy the efficacy criteria for dairy cleansers for use on-farm. The criteria are described in the draft—Guidelines for Efficacy Evaluation of On-farm Dairy Cleansers and Sanitisers.

These guidelines have been developed in conjunction with Dairy Australia.

Call for public comment

The APVMA is seeking feedback in relation to the draft data guideline to ensure it provides clear information and guidance to assist applicants.

The consultation period is open until close of business on Friday 4 September 2015. Following consideration of comments received during the consultation period the data guideline will be finalised and made available on the APVMA website by 1 December 2015.

All submissions will be published unless you state in your submission that you do not want the submission to be published.

Please send your written submission by email, post or fax to:

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182
Kingston ACT 2604

Phone: +61 2 6210 4701
Fax: +61 2 6210 4721
Email: enquiries@apvma.gov.au

Comments received

Three submissions were received. The final published version of the guideline was prepared incorporating internal and external comments where relevant.

The three submissions received are available here:


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