Preliminary findings on the reconsideration of carbendazim
The APVMA is reconsidering the approvals, registrations and product labels associated with the active constituent carbendazim. This is based on concerns about potential risks to occupational health and safety and public health.
Following the January 2010 suspension of carbendazim use on grapes, cucurbits, citrus fruit, custard apples, mangoes, pome fruit and all uses on turf, the preliminary review findings has proposed that these uses be deleted at the end of the review.
The preliminary review findings also propose changes to the use and safety directions of registered carbendazim products, including cancellation of particular uses on bananas, strawberries, sugar cane, ginger, pastures (including clovers) and roses.
The APVMA invites comment on the preliminary findings and proposed actions in the Carbendazim Preliminary Review Findings Report (PDF, 624kb) | (RTF, 589kb) from 10 May 2011 to 5 August 2011.
Comments on this report will be assessed by the APVMA (and partner agencies where required) prior to finalisation of the review and publication of the final review findings.
Information on making a submission is detailed within the report. Comments should be addressed to:
Manager, Carbendazim Review
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
PO Box 6182
KINGSTON ACT 2604
Phone: (02) 6210 4749
Fax: (02) 6210 4776
- Carbendazim chemical review, including the Human Health Risk Assessment and Residues Evaluation reports
- A summary of Carbendazim and its registration status in Australia and the rest of the world