FENTHION UPDATE

Fenthion review finalised

The APVMA has released the final review findings and regulatory decision for the reconsideration of fenthion. This means most products containing the chemical fenthion are now cancelled, bringing to a close the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority’s reconsideration of this chemical.

The decision

The APVMA has decided to:

  • vary the label of the horticultural product Lebaycid Insecticide Spray to delete all uses except post-harvest dipping of tropical and subtropical inedible peel fruits
  • vary the label of the pest control 1% fenthion dust to delete all uses except in cracks and crevices
  • cancel the cattle lice control product Tiguvon Spot-on Cattle Lice Insecticide
  • cancel all other pest control and home garden products containing fenthion.

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