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Food & Feed Active Substances

Food & Feed Active Substances

Deadline for inclusion in the EU Biocide Review Programme

Biocidal product based on food or feed active substances had originally benefitted from a derogation under the previous Review Programme for Biocides (Regulation (EU) No 1451/2007). As “food or feed” we understand “any edible substance or product of plant or animal origin which is intended or expected to be ingested by humans or animals”.

Now under the new Review Programme of the EU Biocidal Products Regulation, industry had to make an initial declaration of an interest to notify the active substances for inclusion in the review programme to ECHA. After this initial declaration, a list of the substances that are eligible to be notified for inclusion in the review programme as Product Type 19 attractants or repellents has been published and includes:

  • Orange, sweet, ext. (CAS No. 8028-48-6)
  • Pepper (Piper), nigrum, ext. (CAS no. 84929-41-9)
  • Lemon oil (CAS No. 8008-56-8)
  • Capsaicin (CAS No. 404-86-4)
  • Fructose (CAS No. 57-48-7)
  • Honey (CAS No. 8028-66-8)
  • α-Lactose monohydrate (CAS No. 5989-81-1)
  • Malt, ext. (CAS No. 8002-48-0)
  • Cheese
  • Skimmed milk powder
  • Garlic, ext. (CAS No. 8008-99-9)
  • Yeast (food grade)
  • Fulvic acid (CAS No. 479-66-3)
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae, ext. (CAS No. 84604-16-0)

Industry will now have to notify officially the eligible active substances to ECHA by 24 February 2017. The European Commission will have the final decision on whether to include a substance in the Review Programme or not.

Biocidal products containing any of these substances for which no valid declaration of interest to notify was submitted to ECHA can no longer be used after 30 April 2017.

Therefore, if you are currently marketing or you intend to make available on the market any of the active substances listed above as repellents or attractants, you need to notify ECHA by 24 February 2017 to include them in the Review Programme for biocides.

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