Regulatory update #172

27 May 2013

A new self-help tool for veterinary product registration

Every year hundreds of new veterinary products are developed for the Australian marketplace. Many of these, but not all, need to be registered by the APVMA.

To help potential applicants or veterinary product developers navigate the complexities of the Agvet Code, which determines the need to register particular products, the APVMA has today introduced a web-based resource—a Registration Self-assessment Tool (veterinary)—that will simplify this process.

The new self-assessment tool is supported by an online ‘user guide’ that explains the legal issues that underpin the self-assessment tool and provides helpful information about the types of claims that can and can’t be used for products that don’t require registration.

For vets

A new page specifically for vets has been created on the APVMA website, providing vets with a one-stop shop for convenient links to APVMA news, resources and information sharing. Areas covered include professional issues for vets, finding out about registered products, reporting problems and advice for clients.

FSANZ consultations

Call for submissions on revised Food Standards Code

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on a revision of the Food Standards Code.

FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the Food Standards Code has been revised to better meet the needs of stakeholders in industry, commerce and enforcement, changing the Code to be a single, unified instrument, to help improve navigation of the Code.

The closing date for submissions on the Code Revision Proposal is Thursday 15 August 2013.

Call for submissions on maximum residue limits for blueberries and raspberries

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is inviting submissions on an application to include new maximum residue limits (MRLs) in the Food Standards Code for blueberries and raspberries.

FSANZ Chief Executive Officer, Steve McCutcheon, said the application was seeking to include MRLs for azoxystrobin, fenhexamid and fludioxonil in frozen blueberries and bifenthrin in raspberries.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 20 June 2013.

Reminder—open for public consultation

The APVMA is currently seeking comment on:


Advice Summaries published since last issue are listed below. For a complete list and further information, please refer to the Advice Summaries content on our website.

  • BASF Amulet Gel Insecticide
  • United Phosphorus Azoxystrobin 250 SC Fungicide
  • Revus Fungicide
  • Success Neo Insecticide
  • Nufarm Associate Herbicide

Application Summaries are updated weekly. For a complete list, please refer to the Application Summaries content on our website.

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