National Farmers' Federation

APVMA’s Public Release Summary on the evaluation of the new active zilpaterol hydrochloride in the product Zilmax Medicated Premix.

The NFF defers to the APVMA’s expert scientific expertise on the matter of the safety of zilpaterol hydrochloride (zilpaterol). We support the internationally recognised scientific principles and processes used by the APVMA in assessing the safety of agvet chemicals.

The NFF has significant concerns about the trade risks associated with registration of zilpaterol in Australia, and in this submission, we provide comment on the nature and scale of those risks. It is the NFF’s view that the substantial risks to our export trade in beef, offal, rendered products and live cattle far outweigh any benefits that may accrue as a result of zilpaterol being successfully registered for use in Australia.

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