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Updates to Efficacy Requirements for Biocides

In November 2022, ECHA published version 5.0 of Guidance on BPR Volume II for efficacy. The updates include new guidance on co-formulants, differentiation of claims under PT2, room disinfection under PT3, contact time under PT4 and...

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Salmonella outbreak traced back to chocolate company

Chocolate products made by a company in its Belgium establishment were identified as the source of the multi-country outbreak of Salmonella earlier this year. By May 2022, 325 confirmed and probable cases of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium...

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Impact of the Sustainability Strategy on the European biocide industry

A stark warning by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) that the sector could lose 12% of its substance portfolio by 2040. In their published report, Cefic define the main factors as the extension of the...

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Assessing the Endocrine Disrupting Potential of active substances

In November 2021, the UK Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) held a seminar on the endocrine disruption (ED) assessment of pesticidal and biocidal substances attended by myself: LKC’s Scientist Kelvin Ramirez. We learned how to build an...

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A New Era in Pest Control

Image: Bayer Environmental Science This September will see the launch of a professional-use cholecalciferol rodenticide to the European market, which can be used in open areas and burrows. This new solution has significant environmental benefits including...

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Board of Appeal decision on technical equivalence

In late November 2020 and for the first time, an appeal was lodged against a decision where ECHA rejected an application for establishing the technical equivalence of active substances under Article 54 of the BPR. The...

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Inspectors to Check Duty to Notify Mixtures for Poison Centres

In November 2020 the Enforcement Forum decided that its pilot project in 2022 will focus on how companies comply with their duty to notify hazardous mixtures to the Poison Centre Notification portal. Companies must provide information...

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Disinfectants in Europe – Ensuring Supplies During the Pandemic

During the COVID-19 period, the EU Commission has reacted to demands from the European Biocidal Products Forum, a sector group of CEFIC, to ensure the supply of disinfectants that are critical in the EU Member States....

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Non-Compliant Hazardous Mixtures

44 % of hazardous mixtures have been found to be not compliant with classification and labelling obligations. An EU-wide Forum enforcement project has found significant non-compliance in the classification and labelling of mixtures.Read More

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ECHA Consultation on Derogations and Protecting Cultural Heritage

There is still time to respond to ECHA’s public consultation on derogation for in-situ generated nitrogen on the basis of protecting cultural heritage.Read More

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Latest Regulatory News

Jan-2023

Biocides > News

Updates to Efficacy Requirements for Biocides

In November 2022, ECHA published version 5.0 of Guidance on BPR Volume II for efficacy. The updates include new guidance on co-formulants, differentiation of claims...

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Dec-2022

Crop Protection > News

Commission addresses the availability and affordability of fertilisers

Fertilisers play a significant role in food security. Their production and their cost largely depend on natural gas. Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February...

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