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Active substance approvals: July 2016

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Regulatory Update: 14/2016
Issued: 26th July 2016

Updating your authorisation

HSE does not directly notify product authorisation holders where a change or update of a current authorisation is required because of a change by the EC to an approval of an active substance. Authorisation holders are advised to check the EU Pesticides database where new or changes to active substance approvals and review reports are published.

Active substance approvals 

At the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) it was agreed to approve under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009:

Picolinafen, thifensulfuron-methyl, ethofumesate 

Picolinafen, thifensulfuron-methyl and ethofumesate were considered under the second and third stages of the renewal programme (governed by Commission Regulations 1141/2010 and 844/2012 respectively). Authorisations for products containing these substances will need to be renewed in accordance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, with applications required by 31 January 2017.  For further information see Guidance on UK Procedures for product renewal applications.

Glyphosate amendment of approval   

The Specific Provisions of the approval now include the following;

Member States:

Member States shall ensure that plant protection products containing glyphosate do not contain the co-formulant POE-tallowamine (CAS No 61791-26-2).

Updated 2020-08-11