Regulatory update #215

31 August 2015

Registrations now open—Canberra Industry Information and Education Feature Session

Registrations are now open for a special two-day event to be held in Canberra on 15 and 16 October 2015, as part of our series of Industry Information and Education sessions.

The day one program features expert speakers from Australia and overseas, with panel discussion of ‘New approaches to risk assessment’ for toxicology, dietary exposure, worker health and safety and the environment. Day two is a half-day event with sessions on bioequivalence and pharmaceutical equivalence, the APVMA’s Risk Assessment Framework Project, as well as our regular sessions on registration and online services.

Register now to secure your place.

Label monitoring of carbaryl, dimethoate and haloxyfop products

The APVMA undertakes monitoring programs of labels attached to containers as supplied in the marketplace. Label approval holders are responsible for ensuring that the marketed product labels (MPLs) meet the requirements of the Agvet Code.

Labels for products containing diuron, carbendazim or dichlorvos have recently been examined with corrective action taken on some items.

The APVMA will shortly commence a label audit of products containing carbaryl, haloxyfop or dimethoate. We will write to companies marketing these products, requesting copies of current labels. Holders of these products are encouraged to check their labels to ensure that they comply with current APVMA requirements.

As with other compliance activities, we will work cooperatively to assist holders of non-compliant labels. Any enforcement actions will be proportionate to the risks being managed.

Draft data guideline ‘Guidelines to support efficacy and safety of teat disinfectants’

In conjunction with Dairy Australia, the APVMA has developed draft data requirements for what information should be provided with an application, in order to satisfy the efficacy and safety criteria for dairy teat disinfectants.

We invite comment on the technical aspects of the proposed data guideline up until 28 September 2015.

Fenthion use to cease in October 2015

Products containing fenthion may not be used after October 2015. This marks the end of a 12-month phase out period that commenced following the finalisation of the review into fenthion and subsequent cancellation of the active constituent. Existing stocks can be used until current permits and conditions expire in October 2015. Any product that remains unused should be disposed of responsibly.

Detailed information is available on our website.

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