Tue, 09/07/2019 - 10:09


Product news

Sumitomo Chemical Australia advises that effective immediately all batches of Pyganic Organic Insecticide currently in the Australian market are being voluntarily recalled.

Low levels (parts per million) of a synergist, piperonyl butoxide have been detected in batches of Pyganic. The presence of low levels of piperonyl butoxide, in Pyganic presents no risk to the environment, human health or produce when used according to the product label in standard crop protection programs. While this issue relates to the use of product in the organic market only, as it may affect organic certification, Sumitomo Chemical is voluntarily recalling the product regardless of intended use.
Organic growers who have Pyganic Organic Insecticide on hand are requested to return the product to their point of purchase.

Sumitomo Chemical is currently working with the organic certifying bodies, Australian Certified Organic (ACO) and the National Association of Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA), as well as the APVMA, regarding the voluntary recall. Sumitomo Chemical will disseminate the information contained in this note via the Sumitomo Chemical website www.sumitomo-chem.com.au and by direct communication with resellers of the product. We will also contact relevant industry groups and request this information be sent to all relevant members.

Sumitomo Chemical Australia takes all quality issues very seriously and apologises for any inconvenience caused. 

Brett Ryan
General Manager - AgroSolutions
Tel: 02/8752 9013; Mob: 0419411820