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Have you missed Biocides September 2016 deadline?

Have you missed Biocides September 2016 deadline?

What happens after 1 September 2016? Products affected by this deadline are: Treated articles Treated articles defined as mixture (such as a paint) or articles (such as a sofa) that have been treated with an active substance or articles that intentionally incorporate a biocidal product where the active substance is not in the EU approval […]

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EU Responsible mineral sourcing framework, when?

EU Responsible mineral sourcing framework, when?

Conflict minerals are minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses, mostly in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The most commonly mined minerals are cassiterite, wolframite, coltan and gold, which are extracted from the Eastern Congo, and passed through a variety of intermediaries before being purchased by […]

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Call of interest to join the EU registration groups for Biocidal Products

Call of interest to join the EU registration groups for Biocidal Products

Submission deadline 1 December 2016 If you are interested in supporting Biocidal Products based on the active substances IPBC (Product type 13), DCPP (Product types 1, 2 & 4), Potassium sorbate (Product type 8) and Propiconazole (Product type 7) please express your interest in the IT System developed by KAELTIA (KBC System) that has been […]

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Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

Public health risks of the Bacillus cereus group

From 2007 to 2014, EU Member States reported 413 strong-evidence foodborne outbreaks associated with the naturally occurring, soil-borne bacteria Bacillus cereus, which affected 6,657 people and caused 352 hospitalisations. Bacillus cereus group is very diverse and that there was little information in the literature on other pathogenic Bacillus spp. The Bacillus cereus group comprise eight recognised species and […]

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Air quality: agreement on stricter limits for pollutant emissions from 2030 onwards

Air quality: agreement on stricter limits for pollutant emissions from 2030 onwards

The Council and the European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a directive to reduce emissions of five air pollutants, by setting stricter national limits from 2030 onwards. The European Parliament is expected to vote it in the autumn. These air pollutants are sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, ammonia and fine […]

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Plant Biostimulant: new legislative framework expected for 2018!

Plant Biostimulant: new legislative framework expected for 2018!

None of the current EU pieces of legislation on Plant Health covers the marketing requirements for substances, mixtures and micro-organisms commonly referred to as plant biostimulants, either the Fertilizers or Plant Protection Product EU Regulations. These substances, mixtures and micro-organisms are not plant nutrients, but they stimulate plants’ nutrition processes, improving the plants’ nutrient use […]

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In situ generated active substances – September 2016 deadline

In situ generated active substances – September 2016 deadline

In situ generated biocidal active substances are active substances generated from one or more precursors at the place of use. Until now, active substance evaluation has not consistently considered both the precursors and the generated active substance, so active substances generated in situ have been redefined to specify the precursors from which the active substance is generated. […]

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Join EU Biocide Registration Groups – Submission deadline 1 October 2016

Join EU Biocide Registration Groups – Submission deadline 1 October 2016

If you are interested in supporting Biocidal Products based on the active substances Glutaraldehyde, Clothianidin, Folpet, 2-Methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one and Copper pyrithione, please express your interest in the IT System developed by KAELTIA (KBC System, http://consortium.kaeltia.com/) that has been designed to help you to find other co-registrants in Europe to support similar products, where with a lower […]

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