Permit Extended for Maldison (Malathion)

The following Permit has been issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA):

Permit ID Description Date Issued Expiry Date Permit Holder
Version 4
Maldison / Mango / Queensland Fruit Fly & Mediterranean Fruit Fly 15-Aug-17 31-Oct-24 Hort Innovation

Note: Continued issuance of this permit is subject to the outcomes of the current APVMA review of maldison (malathion). This permit may be impacted by the outcomes of this review.

Restraint and re-entry statement added. Protection of wildlife, fish, crustaceans and environment statement added. Export of treated produce statement and Other Matters updated to current standard.  


DO NOT apply 320 g/L maldison products via air blast spraying equipment.

All other formulations listed on the permit do not have the above restraint, only the 320g/L FYFANON PREMIUM INSECTICIDE (APVMA No. 69529)

All efforts have been made to provide the most current, complete and accurate information on these permits, however we recommend that you confirm the details of these permits at the following APVMA website:

A Non-Performance Reporting Form for Horticultural Pesticides* should be completed when an adverse experience occurs as a result of using the permit.                                               

* A 'non-performance' is an unintended or unexpected effect on plants, plant products, animals, human beings or the environment, including injury, sensitivity reactions or lack of efficacy associated with the use of an agricultural chemical product(s) when used according to label (or permit) directions.

Please return the Non-Performance Reporting Form for Horticultural Pesticides to: 

If you require any 'non-performance' information to be provided to the APVMA, please complete their On-Line Adverse Experience Report Form. This can be found at: or

Users are advised that while the pesticide can be applied legally under the APVMA minor use permit, there can be a significant delay until the MRL gazetted by the APVMA is adopted in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Until this occurs the MRL may not be recognised and a zero tolerance may be imposed for residues of the pesticide resulting from its use according to the APVMA permit. Please be aware that in the absence of an MRL in the Food Standards Code, the use of the pesticide according to the permit may result in the suspension of the produce in the marketplace. Please check the FSANZ website or the Australian Government ComLaw website: to confirm if there are MRL established by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

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