PESTIGAS

Main information

  • Trade name:
  • PESTIGAS PYRETHRINS INSECTICIDE
  • Pharmaceutical form:
  • PRESSURISED SPRAY
  • Units in package:
  • 6kg, 31kg
  • Class:
  • AgChem
  • Medicine domain:
  • Animals
  • Medicine type:
  • Pesticide

Documents

Localization

  • Available in:
  • PESTIGAS PYRETHRINS INSECTICIDE
    Australia
  • Language:
  • English

Therapeutic information

  • Therapeutic group:
  • ANIMAL HOUSING | CANTEEN AND/OR BAKERY AND/OR RESTAURANT | FOOD PROCESSING AND/OR PRESERVING PLANT | HOSPITAL PEST CONTROL | HOT
  • Therapeutic area:
  • Group 3A Insecticide
  • Therapeutic indications:
  • CRAWLING INSECT | FLYING INSECT | ANTS | COCKROACHS | FLEAS | FLIES | MOSQUITOES | MOTHS | SILVERFISH
  • Product summary:
  • For the control of flying insects, (e.g.. flies, moths, mosquitoes) and crawling insects,(eg. cockroaches, beetles, ants, silverfish) in industrial, commercial, rural and domestic premises.See RESTRAINTS on label

Other information

Status

  • Source:
  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA)
  • Authorization status:
  • Registered and available
  • Authorization number:
  • 32661/0307
  • Authorization date:
  • 08-05-2007
  • Last update:
  • 15-06-2017

Patient Information leaflet: composition, indications, side effects, dosage, interactions, adverse reactions, pregnancy, lactation

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17-1-2019

Safety of cassia gum as a feed additive for cats and dogs based on a dossier submitted by Glycomer GmbH

Safety of cassia gum as a feed additive for cats and dogs based on a dossier submitted by Glycomer GmbH

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The additive cassia gum consists mainly of high-molecular weight polysaccharides composed primarily of a linear chain of 1,4-b-D-mannopyranose units with 1,6-linked a-D-galactopyranose units. In 2014, the Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) delivered an opinion on the safety and efficacy of cassia gum in cats and dogs. The Panel concluded, based on positive findings observed in a bacterial reverse mutation test with a semi-refined cassia...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Outcome of the public consultation on the draft statement on genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures

Outcome of the public consultation on the draft statement on genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on the genotoxicity assessment of chemical mixtures. The draft statement was prepared by a dedicated working group of the Scientific Committee and endorsed by the Scientific Committee for public consultation at its 89th plenary meeting of 28‐29 May 2018. The public consultation for this document was open from 26 June until 9 ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Outcome of the Public Consultation on the draft Guidance on Communication of Uncertainty in Scientific Assessments

Outcome of the Public Consultation on the draft Guidance on Communication of Uncertainty in Scientific Assessments

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The first strategic objective of EFSA's strategy 2020 ‘Trusted science for safe food’ is the prioritisation of public and stakeholder engagement in the development of scientific assessment. To achieve this, objective public consultations are a key step for such a strategic framework. The draft Guidance document on communication of uncertainty underwent a web‐based public consultation from 4 May to 24 June 2018. The document provides guidance for communicators on how to com...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of 8‐mercapto‐p‐menthan‐3‐one and p‐menth‐1‐ene‐8‐thiol belonging to chemical group 20 when used as flavourings for all animal species

Safety and efficacy of 8‐mercapto‐p‐menthan‐3‐one and p‐menth‐1‐ene‐8‐thiol belonging to chemical group 20 when used as flavourings for all animal species

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of two compounds belonging to chemical group 20 (aliphatic and aromatic mono‐ and di‐thiols and mono‐, di‐, tri‐, and polysulfides with or without additional oxygenated functional groups). 8‐Mercapto‐p‐menthan‐3‐one [12.038] and p‐menth‐1‐ene‐8‐thiol [12.085] are currently ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

17-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of benzoic acid as a technological feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Safety and efficacy of benzoic acid as a technological feed additive for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening

Published on: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 The additive under assessment is pure benzoic acid (> 99.8%), manufactured in the form of flakes. It is intended to be used as a technological feed additive (acidity regulator) in feedingstuffs for weaned piglets and pigs for fattening, with maximum contents of 5,000 and 10,000 mg/kg complete feed, respectively. Benzoic acid is safe for weaned piglets at 5,000 mg/kg complete feed, and at 10,000 mg/kg complete feed for pigs for fattening. The use of benzoic acid in feedings...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of 3‐phytase FSF10000 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening or reared for laying, laying hens and minor poultry species

Safety and efficacy of 3‐phytase FSF10000 as a feed additive for chickens for fattening or reared for laying, laying hens and minor poultry species

Published on: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 The additive 3‐phytase FSF10000 is a solid product that contains a 3‐phytase produced by a genetically modified strain of Komagataella phaffii. A liquid formulation of the additive has been previously assessed by the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products of Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) and is currently authorised as a feed additive for poultry species. The applicant requested for the use of this new formulation of the additive in chickens for fattening or reared ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of B‐Act® (Bacillus licheniformis DSM 28710) as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or raised for laying

Safety and efficacy of B‐Act® (Bacillus licheniformis DSM 28710) as a feed additive for turkeys for fattening, turkeys reared for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or raised for laying

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the safety and efficacy of B‐Act® when used in feed for turkeys for fattening, reared for breeding and minor poultry species for fattening or raised for laying. B‐Act® is a preparation containing viable spores of a Bacillus licheniformis strain. This species is considered by EFSA to be suitable for the qua...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

16-1-2019

Safety and efficacy of Deccox® (decoquinate) for chickens for fattening

Safety and efficacy of Deccox® (decoquinate) for chickens for fattening

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Deccox®, containing decoquinate as the active substance, is a feed additive intended to be used for the prevention of coccidiosis in chickens for fattening at a dose range of 20–40 mg/kg complete feed. Decoquinate from Deccox® is safe for chickens for fattening at the highest applied concentration in complete feed of 40 mg/kg. No practically relevant interactions with other additives or veterinary drugs exist except with bentonite. Decoquinate does not have antibacterial a...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

Setting of an import tolerance for spiromesifen in coffee beans

Setting of an import tolerance for spiromesifen in coffee beans

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Bayer CropScience submitted a request to the competent national authority in Greece to set an import tolerance for the active substance spiromesifen in coffee beans. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a maximum residue level (MRL) proposal for coffee beans. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of spiromesife...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

EFSA's activities on emerging risks in 2017

EFSA's activities on emerging risks in 2017

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 The main objectives of EFSA's activities on emerging risks are: (i) to carry out activities to identify emerging risks in the areas within the remit of EFSA; and (ii) to develop and improve emerging risk identification methodologies and approaches. The current technical report summarises the activities of all groups involved in the emerging risk identification procedure, the issues identified in the course of 2017, a description of methodologies being developed and collabo...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fluometuron according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fluometuron according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance fluometuron. To assess the occurrence of fluometuron residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008 as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

15-1-2019

Safety assessment of the substance, montmorillonite clay modified with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, for use in food contact materials

Safety assessment of the substance, montmorillonite clay modified with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide, for use in food contact materials

Published on: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 The EFSA Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP) assessed the safety of montmorillonite clay modified with hexadecyltrimethylammonium bromide (HDTA) when used as an additive at up to ■■■■■ in polylactic acid (PLA) bottles intended for contact with water for long‐term storage at ambient temperature or below. The modified clay, which 90% w/w of the particles have a dimension of 33.1 μm or less and the average size is 9 μm, has a layered structure w...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Pest categorisation of Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus and P. pruinosus

Pest categorisation of Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus and P. pruinosus

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Pseudopityophthorus minutissimus and Pseudopityophthorus pruinosus, two well‐defined insect species in the family Curculionidae, subfamily Scolytinae (Insecta: Coleoptera). They can be identified using taxonomic keys. P. minutissimus is present in parts of Canada and the USA, and P. pruinosus is present in parts of the USA, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. The main host plants of the two species are Quercus spp., ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucose isomerase from Streptomyces murinus (strain NZYM‐GA)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme glucose isomerase from Streptomyces murinus (strain NZYM‐GA)

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The food enzyme is a glucose isomerase (d‐xylose aldose‐ketose‐isomerase; EC 5.3.1.5) produced with a non‐genetically modified Streptomyces murinus strain NZYM‐GA by Novozymes A/S. The glucose isomerase is intended only to be used in an immobilised form in glucose isomerisation for the production of high fructose syrups. Residual amounts of total organic solids are removed by the purification steps applied during the production of high fructose syrups using the immobilised...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Wild boar in focus: initial model outputs of wild boar distribution based on occurrence data and identification of priority areas for data collection

Wild boar in focus: initial model outputs of wild boar distribution based on occurrence data and identification of priority areas for data collection

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 By reviewing the different types of data targeted by the ENETWILD Wild Boar Data Collection Model (occurrence, hunting bag, abundance data) that have become available, an initial model could be built with occurrence data. A preliminary model analysis was performed to estimate the likely distribution of wild boar comparing the performance of a presence‐only model (bioclim) and presence‐background model (MaxEnt). Based on the results of this modelling, locations were identif...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of selenomethionine produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397 for all animal species

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of selenomethionine produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397 for all animal species

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 The Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) was asked to deliver a scientific opinion on the application for renewal of authorisation of organic form of selenium produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae NCYC R397 (Alkosel®) for all animal species. The FEEDAP Panel has delivered two opinions (on 2007 and 2016) on the safety and efficacy of the additive. The additive is characterised as organic selenium mainly selenomethionine (63%); it was ini...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

12-1-2019

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Lantharenol® (lanthanum carbonate octahydrate) for cats

Assessment of the application for renewal of authorisation of Lantharenol® (lanthanum carbonate octahydrate) for cats

Published on: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Lantharenol® is a feed additive consisting of lanthanum carbonate octahydrate. It is currently authorised as a zootechnical additive (decrease in phosphorous excretion via urine) for cats; this opinion concerns the renewal of the authorisation. In 2007, the EFSA Panel on Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP) adopted an opinion on the safety and efficacy of Lantharenol® as a feed additive for cats. The applicant has provided data demonstrating th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

11-1-2019

Health Canada safety review finds possible link between Fibristal and risk of liver injury

Health Canada safety review finds possible link between Fibristal and risk of liver injury

OTTAWA – Health Canada is informing Canadians that its safety review of Fibristal (ulipristal acetate) found a possible link between its use and the risk of a rare but serious liver injury.

Health Canada

10-1-2019

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme alpha‐amylase from a genetically modified Trichoderma reesei (strain DP‐Nzb48)

Safety evaluation of the food enzyme alpha‐amylase from a genetically modified Trichoderma reesei (strain DP‐Nzb48)

Published on: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 The food enzyme alpha‐amylase (4‐α‐d‐glucan glucanohydrolase; EC 3.2.1.1) is produced with a genetically modified strain of Trichoderma reesei by Danisco US Inc. The genetic modifications do not give rise to safety concerns. The food enzyme is free from viable cells of the production organism and recombinant DNA. This α‐amylase is intended to be used in distilled alcohol production and brewing processes. Residual amounts of total organic solids (TOS) are removed by distill...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

8-1-2019

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection Due to the Presence of Particulate Matter Identified as Glass

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection Due to the Presence of Particulate Matter Identified as Glass

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. (SPII), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. is voluntarily recalling three lots of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 10 mg (lyophilized powder), and one lot of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 20 mg (lyophilized powder) to the hospital level. The Vecuronium Bromide for Injection has been found to contain particulate matter identified as glass.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-12-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for captan in cranberries

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for captan in cranberries

Published on: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Belgian Federal Public Service (FPS) for Health, Food chain safety and Environment, submitted an application as the competent national authority in Belgium to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance captan in cranberries. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposal for cranberries. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

21-12-2018

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance propanil

Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance propanil

Published on: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State Italy for the pesticide active substance propanil and the assessment of applications for maximum residue levels (MRLs) are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

21-12-2018

Avian influenza overview August – November 2018

Avian influenza overview August – November 2018

Published on: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 Between 16 August and 15 November 2018, 14 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) outbreaks in poultry establishments in Bulgaria and seven HPAI A(H5N6) outbreaks, one in captive birds in Germany and six in wild birds in Denmark and the Netherlands were reported in the European Union (EU). No human infection due to HPAI A(H5N8) and A(H5N6) viruses have been reported in Europe so far. Seroconversion of people exposed during outbreaks in Russia has been reported in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. issues Nationwide Recall of CoaguChek Test Strips

Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. issues Nationwide Recall of CoaguChek Test Strips

On 12/19/2018, Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. initiated a nationwide recall of Roche CoaguChek test strips distributed directly to U.S. consumers by Terrific Care, LLC. / Medex Supply Dist, Inc. The products have been found to inaccurately report high INR test results.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-12-2018

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics: Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Ruptures or Tears in the Aorta Blood Vessel in Certain Patients

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics: Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Ruptures or Tears in the Aorta Blood Vessel in Certain Patients

FDA review found that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body, called the aorta. These tears, called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death. They can occur with fluoroquinolones for systemic use given by mouth or through an injection.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

20-12-2018

Workshop on Avian Influenza

Workshop on Avian Influenza

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 Since September 2017, EFSA has been providing ongoing scientific and technical support to the European Commission and Member States (MSs) in the collection, collation, and analysis of epidemiological data relevant to the monitoring of avian influenza (AI) viruses in Europe and third countries. From 2019 onwards, EFSA will also be responsible for collecting, collating, and analysing the data gathered by MSs via their surveillance programmes in poultry and wild birds. To eff...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Scientific assistance to assess the detoxification process for dioxins and PCBs in sunflower cake by hexane extraction

Scientific assistance to assess the detoxification process for dioxins and PCBs in sunflower cake by hexane extraction

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 EFSA was requested to provide scientific assistance to the European Commission on a detoxification process for dioxins and PCBs from sunflower cake by hexane extraction in an emergency situation, as specified in Article 7 of Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/786. The process entails hexane extraction of sunflower oil from the cake to remove dioxins (PCDDs and PCDFs) as well as DL- and NDL-PCBs. The data provided by the applicant were assessed with respect to the efficacy of ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Gymnosporangium spp. (non‐EU)

Pest categorisation of Gymnosporangium spp. (non‐EU)

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Gymnosporangium spp. (non‐EU), a well‐defined and distinguishable group of fungal plant pathogens of the family Pucciniaceae affecting woody species. Many different Gymnosporangium species are recognised, of which at least 14 species are considered not to be native in the European Union. All the non‐EU Gymnosporangium species are not known to be present in th...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

20-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Cronartium spp. (non‐EU)

Pest categorisation of Cronartium spp. (non‐EU)

Published on: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Cronartium spp. (non‐EU), a well‐defined and distinguishable group of fungal pathogens of the family Cronartiaceae. There are at least 40 species described within the Cronartium genus, of which two are considered native to the EU (C. gentianeum and C. pini) and one has been introduced in the 19th century (C. ribicola) and is now widespread in the EU – these t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

19-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Phyllosticta solitaria

Pest categorisation of Phyllosticta solitaria

Published on: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 The European Commission requested EFSA to conduct a pest categorisation of Grapholita prunivora (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), an oligophagous moth whose larvae feed mostly on leaves and fruit of different Rosaceae including cultivated apples, plums, cherries and pecans. It overwinters in soil and bark crevices of its host plants. G. prunivora has reliable identification methods, both for adults and immature stages. It occurs in North America, where it can impact pome and sto...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

19-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Grapholita prunivora

Pest categorisation of Grapholita prunivora

Published on: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 The European Commission requested EFSA to conduct a pest categorisation of Grapholita prunivora (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), an oligophagous moth whose larvae feed mostly on leaves and fruit of different Rosaceae including cultivated apples, plums, cherries and pecans. It overwinters in soil and bark crevices of its host plants. G. prunivora has reliable identification methods, both for adults and immature stages. It occurs in North America, where it can impact pome and sto...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority EFSA Journal

18-12-2018

FDA Releases Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2017 for Use in Food-Producing Animals Showing Declines for Past Two Years

FDA Releases Annual Summary Report on Antimicrobials Sold or Distributed in 2017 for Use in Food-Producing Animals Showing Declines for Past Two Years

FDA has published its annual report summarizing 2017 sales and distribution of all antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. Data breakdown includes: drug class, medical importance, route of administration, indication, & dispensing status, as well as species-specific estimates.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18-12-2018

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on the FDA’s 2017 report on declining sales/distribution of antimicrobial drugs for food animals, a reflection of improved antimicrobial stewardship

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. on the FDA’s 2017 report on declining sales/distribution of antimicrobial drugs for food animals, a reflection of improved antimicrobial stewardship

FDA’s 2017 report of sales/distribution data for antimicrobial drugs for food animals showed a continued decline in sales, a reflection of improved antimicrobial stewardship

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

18-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Carposina sasakii

Pest categorisation of Carposina sasakii

Published on: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 The EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of the peach fruit moth, Carposina sasakii Matsumura (Lepidoptera: Carposinidae) for the EU. C. sasakii is not currently regulated in the EU although C. niponensis, a valid species of no economic significance that was previously mistakenly synonymised with C. sasakii, is regulated in Annex IIAI of 2000/29 EC. C. sasakii is a well‐defined species that is recognised as a major pest of apples, peaches and pears in...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

18-12-2018

Enovachem Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dyural-40 and Dyural-80 Convenience Kits Containing Recalled Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% Due to Latex Hazard

Enovachem Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Dyural-40 and Dyural-80 Convenience Kits Containing Recalled Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9% Due to Latex Hazard

Torrance, CA, Asclemed USA Inc is voluntarily recalling 20 lots of Dyural-40 and 61 lots of Dyural-80, to the user level. The products include recalled Sodium Chloride, USP, 0.9% manufactured by Fresenius Kabi, which has been recalled due to product labeling incorrectly stating stoppers do not contain latex.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

17-12-2018


Draft cabozantinib tablet 20 mg, 40 mg and 60 mg, capsule 20 4 mg and 80 mg product-specific bioequivalence guidance

Draft cabozantinib tablet 20 mg, 40 mg and 60 mg, capsule 20 4 mg and 80 mg product-specific bioequivalence guidance

Draft cabozantinib tablet 20 mg, 40 mg and 60 mg, capsule 20 4 mg and 80 mg product-specific bioequivalence guidance

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

17-12-2018

New format requirements for Marketing Authorization submissions from 1 January 2019

New format requirements for Marketing Authorization submissions from 1 January 2019

The NeeS submission format will be discontinued for all applications submitted under the national procedure (NP), i.e. applications for variations, renewals etc. This change is related to medicinal products for human use. Parallel import and parallel distribution are not affected by this change.

Danish Medicines Agency

14-12-2018

To Eat or Not to Eat: Decorative Products on Foods Can Be Unsafe

To Eat or Not to Eat: Decorative Products on Foods Can Be Unsafe

FDA knows that some non-edible decorative glitters and dusts are promoted for use on foods. But consumers need to be aware that these materials, in fact, may contain materials that should not be eaten. Here’s how to tell if such materials are edible or not.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

14-12-2018

Risk to human health related to the presence of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid in food

Risk to human health related to the presence of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid in food

Published on: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 The European Commission asked EFSA for a scientific evaluation on the risks to human health related to the presence of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in food. Regarding PFOS and PFOA occurrence, the final data set available for dietary exposure assessment contained a total of 20,019 analytical results (PFOS n = 10,191 and PFOA n = 9,828). There were large differences between upper and lower bound exposure due to analytical methods with i...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

14-12-2018

Response to comments on the Scientific Opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to Symbiosal® and lowering of blood pressure and reduced risk of hypertension pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Response to comments on the Scientific Opinion on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to Symbiosal® and lowering of blood pressure and reduced risk of hypertension pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006

Published on: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 Following a request from the European Commission, EFSA was asked to review the comments received on the Scientific Opinion of the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) on the scientific substantiation of a health claim related to Symbiosal® and lowering of blood pressure and reduced risk of hypertension pursuant to Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006. Comments originating from the applicant (Han‐Biotech GmbH) were submitted to EFSA via the E...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

14-12-2018

Analysis of hunting statistics collection frameworks for wild boar across Europe and proposals for improving the harmonisation of data collection

Analysis of hunting statistics collection frameworks for wild boar across Europe and proposals for improving the harmonisation of data collection

Published on: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 Heterogeneities in the wild boar data collection frameworks across Europe were analysed using questionnaires to explore comparability of hunting data in the short term and propose a common framework for future collection. Fifty‐seven respondents representing 32 countries covering more than 95% of European territory participated to the questionnaire. The most frequently recorded information in the official statistics included the quantity of animals shot per hunting ground ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

14-12-2018

Statement on the safety of d‐ribose

Statement on the safety of d‐ribose

Published on: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 In 2018, the EFSA NDA Panel adopted the Scientific Opinion on the safety of d‐ribose as a novel food pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2015/2283 when used in a variety of food, concluding that d‐ribose is safe for the general population at intake levels up to 36 mg/kg body weight (bw) per day, but that its safety at the intended uses and use levels as proposed by the applicant could not be established. Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA NDA Panel was aske...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-12-2018

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the organic acids lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses and pork cuts

Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the organic acids lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses and pork cuts

Published on: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 Studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses pre‐chill and pork meat cuts post‐chill were assessed. Lactic acid treatments consisted of 2–5% solutions at temperatures of up to 80°C applied to carcasses by spraying or up to 55°C applied on cuts by spraying or dipping. Acetic acid treatments consisted of 2–4% solutions at temperatures of up to 40°C applied on carcasses by spraying or o...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

13-12-2018

Pest categorisation of Septoria malagutii

Pest categorisation of Septoria malagutii

Published on: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 The Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Septoria malagutii, the causal agent of annular leaf spot of potato, for the EU. The pest is a well‐defined fungal species and reliable methods exist for its detection and identification. S. malagutii is present in Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. The pest is not known to occur in the EU and is listed as Septoria lycopersici var. malagutii in Annex IAI of Directive 2000/29/EC, meaning its introduction into t...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

12-12-2018

December 4, 2018: Medical Device Maker ev3 Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $17.9 Million for Distributing Adulterated Device

December 4, 2018: Medical Device Maker ev3 Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $17.9 Million for Distributing Adulterated Device

December 4, 2018: Medical Device Maker ev3 Agrees to Plead Guilty and Pay $17.9 Million for Distributing Adulterated Device

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

12-12-2018

December 10, 2018: Olympus Medical Systems Corporation, Former Senior Executive Plead Guilty to Distributing Endoscopes After Failing to File FDA-Required Adverse Event Reports of Serious Infections

December 10, 2018: Olympus Medical Systems Corporation, Former Senior Executive Plead Guilty to Distributing Endoscopes After Failing to File FDA-Required Adverse Event Reports of Serious Infections

December 10, 2018: Olympus Medical Systems Corporation, Former Senior Executive Plead Guilty to Distributing Endoscopes After Failing to File FDA-Required Adverse Event Reports of Serious Infections

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

14-1-2019


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Luspatercept, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0254/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Luspatercept, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0254/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Luspatercept, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0254/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

11-1-2019


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Octenidine (dihydrochloride), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0240/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Octenidine (dihydrochloride), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0240/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Octenidine (dihydrochloride), decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0240/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

11-1-2019


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Olumiant,baricitinib, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0291/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Olumiant,baricitinib, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0291/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Olumiant,baricitinib, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0291/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

11-1-2019


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Kevzara,sarilumab, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0335/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Kevzara,sarilumab, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0335/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Kevzara,sarilumab, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0335/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

11-1-2019


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Clostridium Botulinum neurotoxin type A (150 kD), free from complexing proteins, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0338/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Clostridium Botulinum neurotoxin type A (150 kD), free from complexing proteins, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0338/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Clostridium Botulinum neurotoxin type A (150 kD), free from complexing proteins, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0338/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

11-1-2019


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Adcetris,Brentuximab vedotin, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0327/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Adcetris,Brentuximab vedotin, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0327/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Adcetris,Brentuximab vedotin, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0327/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

11-1-2019


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Veliparib, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0256/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Veliparib, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0256/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Veliparib, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0256/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

11-1-2019


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): navitoclax, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0255/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): navitoclax, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0255/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): navitoclax, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0255/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

24-12-2018

ACCM meeting statement, Meeting 20, 16 November 2018

ACCM meeting statement, Meeting 20, 16 November 2018

ACCM meeting statement for 16 November 2018 published

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

21-12-2018

Consultation: Fees and charges proposal 2019-20

Consultation: Fees and charges proposal 2019-20

The TGA is seeking comments from interested parties on the proposed changes in fees and charges for 2019-2020. Closing date: 8 February 2018

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

20-12-2018

Namuscla (Lupin Europe GmbH)

Namuscla (Lupin Europe GmbH)

Namuscla (Active substance: Mexiletine) - New authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)9133 of Thu, 20 Dec 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/4584

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

20-12-2018

Bevespi Aerosphere (AstraZeneca AB)

Bevespi Aerosphere (AstraZeneca AB)

Bevespi Aerosphere (Active substance: glycopyrronium bromide / formoterol) - New authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)9127 of Thu, 20 Dec 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/4245

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

20-12-2018

2018 survey results: TGA trusted but not yet a household name

2018 survey results: TGA trusted but not yet a household name

2018 TGA stakeholder survey reports available

Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia

19-12-2018


Orphan designation: 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-8-{[5-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-2-(trifluoromethoxy) phenyl]amino}-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-h]quinazoline-3-carboxamide fumarate salt, Treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia, 24/08/2018, Positive

Orphan designation: 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-8-{[5-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-2-(trifluoromethoxy) phenyl]amino}-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-h]quinazoline-3-carboxamide fumarate salt, Treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia, 24/08/2018, Positive

Orphan designation: 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-8-{[5-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-2-(trifluoromethoxy) phenyl]amino}-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-h]quinazoline-3-carboxamide fumarate salt, Treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia, 24/08/2018, Positive

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

19-12-2018


Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Abraxane,paclitaxel, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0257/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Abraxane,paclitaxel, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0257/2018

Opinion/decision on a Paediatric investigation plan (PIP): Abraxane,paclitaxel, decision type: , therapeutic area: , PIP number: P/0257/2018

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

18-12-2018


Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Vabomere, meropenem / vaborbactam, Urinary Tract Infections,Bacteremia,Bacterial Infections,Respiratory Tract Infections,Pneumonia,Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated, Date of authorisation: 20/11/20

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Vabomere, meropenem / vaborbactam, Urinary Tract Infections,Bacteremia,Bacterial Infections,Respiratory Tract Infections,Pneumonia,Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated, Date of authorisation: 20/11/20

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Vabomere, meropenem / vaborbactam, Urinary Tract Infections,Bacteremia,Bacterial Infections,Respiratory Tract Infections,Pneumonia,Pneumonia, Ventilator-Associated, Date of authorisation: 20/11/2018, Status: Authorised

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

18-12-2018


Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Buvidal, buprenorphine, Opioid-Related Disorders, Date of authorisation: 20/11/2018, Status: Authorised

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Buvidal, buprenorphine, Opioid-Related Disorders, Date of authorisation: 20/11/2018, Status: Authorised

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Buvidal, buprenorphine, Opioid-Related Disorders, Date of authorisation: 20/11/2018, Status: Authorised

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency

12-12-2018


Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Exondys, eteplirsen, Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne, Date of refusal: 20/09/2018, Status: Refused

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Exondys, eteplirsen, Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne, Date of refusal: 20/09/2018, Status: Refused

Human medicines European public assessment report (EPAR): Exondys, eteplirsen, Muscular Dystrophy, Duchenne, Date of refusal: 20/09/2018, Status: Refused

Europe - EMA - European Medicines Agency