Methiocarb (4-methylthio-3,5-xylylmethylcarbamate) is a non-systemic carbamate pesticide used for the control of snails, slugs, wireworm and birds in a range of agricultural and domestic situations.

Methiocarb review

Status: New report June 2013

The Review of the mammalian toxicology and metabolism/toxicokinetics of methiocarb is now available (PDF, 2.1Mb) | (RTF, 4.9Mb).

This toxicological assessment affirms the findings released in the 2005 Methiocarb Preliminary Review Findings Report, and updates the safety directions and first aid instructions for all methiocarb products.

Review history

In 2010, the registrant submitted further residues data which is currently under consideration by the APVMA. Once this assessment has been completed, the APVMA will release a residues component report for methiocarb.

In April 2005 the APVMA released the Methiocarb Preliminary Review Findings Report (PDF, 989kb). The APVMA proposed varying product labels and deleted some uses so the continued use of methiocarb would not pose an undue hazard to the safety of the public and would not unduly prejudice Australian trade. Read a full history of the review.

In 1995 the APVMA began a review of methiocarb because of concerns over public health, occupational health and safety, residues, and the environment.

A final report will be published when the residues in food and dietary risk assessment has been completed.

Methiocarb review archive

Title Date
Review of the mammalian toxicology and metabolism/toxicokinetics of methiocarb (PDF, 2.1Mb) | (RTF, 4.9Mb) June 2013
Gazette Notice: Preliminary Review Findings of the Review of Approvals and Registrations Related to Methiocarb May 2005

Methiocarb Preliminary Review Findings Report:

April 2005


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