Due to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) reassessment of organophosphates/carbamates*, MPI has undertaken a reassessment to consider:
- revision of labels such as revised use patterns and removal of claims, and
- acceptability of food-producing claims from a dietary intake exposure perspective.
At the time of the EPA reassessment, there were 74 agricultural chemicals, involving 17 different active ingredients, registered under the Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines (ACVM) Act 1997 affected by the reassessment. Based on the acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) for the reassessed active ingredients, there were dietary intake concerns for acephate, diazinon, fenamiphos, maldison and methamidophos.