Regulatory Update #121
4 March - 18 March 2011
APVMA pursues improvements to pesticide labelling to further protect bees
The APVMA met with representatives of the honey bee industry on Wednesday 9 March to progress the implementation of revised pesticide product labelling to reflect the potential impact of pesticides on honey bees and other pollinating insects.
Proposal to Amend Standard 1.4.2 of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
The APVMA invites comment from 15 March 2011 to 13 April 2011 on the proposal to vary Standard 1.4.2 (Maximum Residue Limits) of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
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MRL Standards updated
The Maximum Residue Limits Standards documents have been updated for March 2011.
Reminder - open for public consultation
The APVMA is currently seeking comment on:
- a proposed amendment to the standard for the active constituent paraquat dichloride until 18 March 2011
- a proposed change to the active constituent composition for the standard for propamocarb hydrochloride until 13 April 2011