EU-28: Endocrine Disruptor Criteria for Plant Protection Products Adopted

Member State experts adopted the draft Regulation to identify endocrine disrupting properties on plant protection products during the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) meeting on December 13, 2017. The European Parliament and the Council now have three months (extendable by one month) for scrutiny until mid to late March 2018. If not objections are raised, the criteria could enter into force in September or October 2018. Meanwhile, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Agency (ECHA) have opened a consultation on their draft guidance document on how to implement the draft criteria identifying endocrine disrupting properties under both the Plant Protection Products and the Biocidal Products Regulation. Stakeholders have until January 31, 2018, to comment and EFCHA-EFSA will take this feedback into account when the guidance document is revised. 

EU-28: Endocrine Disruptor Criteria for Plant Protection Products Adopted