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Updated label directions for azinphos-methyl based on review findings

7 July 2011

The APVMA has accepted voluntary label amendments in a collaborative effort with registrants to address concerns identified in the current review of azinphos-methyl. In addition, the APVMA has released the Azinphos-methyl Review Findings Report.

In accepting the voluntary label changes the APVMA recognises that the label statements relating to spray drift were derived from methodology developed prior to 2006, and do not reflect the current spray drift operating principles.

Further regulatory action is therefore anticipated in the future as products containing azinphos-methyl are prioritised for a spray drift assessment to align label directions to the APVMAs spray drift operating principles.

In addition, given the forthcoming regulatory action for  azinphos-methyl in many overseas countries, the APVMA will examine overseas regulatory reports for any additional information which may impact on the current regulatory status of azinphos-methyl in Australia. It is anticipated that this work will be completed by September 2012.


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Last updated on 12 August, 2011