Regulatory Update #111

8 October - 22 October 2010

Media release: Registration of endosulfan cancelled in Australia

The APVMA cancelled the registration of the insecticide, endosulfan on 12 October 2010.The five products containing the chemical will be phased out over the next two years.

Reviews of Dimethoate and Fenthion are ongoing

Reports that the APVMA has cancelled the use of dimethoate and fenthion for post harvest dipping for fruit fly control are incorrect. Reviews of both chemicals are ongoing.

Updated Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) Standards

The MRL Standard tables were updated on 14 October 2010.

Revised contact us page

The APVMA has simplified its email addresses listed on the Contact Us webpage. Previous addresses will still work in the short term. Feedback on the revised page is encouraged and should be sent to

Stock foods and stock food additives guidelines updated

The guidelines for stock foods and stock food additives have been updated to provide full guidance on the definition of a veterinary chemical product with particular reference to stock food non active ingredients.


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Last updated on 22 October, 2011

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