Regulatory Update #96
12 March - 26 March 2010
The APVMA has created a new section on the website containing questions posed by the community.
This week, we have responded to the following questions:
- Why are endosulfan and carbendazim still registered in Australia?
- What is the APVMA doing about the incidents at the Sunland Fish Hatchery in Noosa?
- Are Australian fruit and vegetables safe to eat?
- Why didn't the APVMA appear on the recent 60 Minutes program?
APVMA response to 60 Minutes program
Following publication of the original statement that the APVMA provided to Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes program in February, the APVMA has published a response to the inaccuracies that the 'Poisoned' program presented on 21 March.
Chemicals in the News
The APVMA has created a new section on the website containing information on chemicals that may have received recent media attention to provide a clear and transparent understanding of the regulation of these chemicals.
Media Release: Chemical regulator snares noncompliant paint company
The APVMA has secured the conviction of a Gold Coast paint company for selling unregistered anti-fouling paints.
Updated contact details for APVMA authorised GMP auditors
An updated list of Good Manufacturing Practice auditors, who are authorised by the APVMA to conduct GMP audits of veterinary product manufacturers, is now available on the website. The list is current as of 22 March 2010.
Please note some phone numbers and postal details have changed.
Reminder to register for the APVMA Veterinary Medicines Science Fellows Symposium, Canberra, 19 April 2010
Leading academics and specialists will present the cutting edge science for addressing current and future challenges faced by the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. Register now !