Regulatory Update #251

26 May 2017

Random sampling demonstrates top compliance for Fipronil products

The APVMA Compliance and Monitoring team are very pleased with recent results from the testing of registered chemical products containing fipronil. In March 2017, our inspectors randomly selected and purchased a number of fipronil insecticide and parasiticide products from retail stores across Victoria for chemical analysis by an authorised laboratory.

The results confirmed that the concentration of active constituent in the registered chemical products complied with the particulars detailed in the APVMA Register.

In line with the APVMA’s Annual Compliance Plan 2016–17, we will shortly be sampling and testing meloxicam samples.

Once again well done industry on this excellent result.

APVMA in Beijing 

The 49th Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues was held in Beijing, China from 24–29 April and the APVMA was one of several organisations representing Australia. The event was very productive with 480 Maximum Residue Limits and a number of revisions to the commodity classification being recommended for adoption.

Read more about the APVMA’s involvement or visit the Codex Alimentarius International Food Standards meeting website for more information.

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We are recruiting for regulatory scientist and suitably qualified professionals for various roles in our agency. At the APVMA we are committed to personal development and want great people to be involved in our journey to develop the agency as a technology-driven world leader in regulatory science.

We’re looking for people with scientific, agricultural or veterinary qualifications and experience to assess and manage risks to people and the environment from the use of agvet chemical products. We’re also recruiting for positions in our administrative areas, corporate services, legal, quality assurance and compliance programs.

Applications close 25 June 2017. Visit our careers page to find out more about these opportunities in the APVMA team.

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