Non-renewal of approval of Iprodione
Regulation (EU) No 2017/2091 concerning the non-renewal of the approval of the active substance Iprodione was published in the EU OJ on 15 November 2017.
An application for renewal had been submitted and a renewal evaluation report had been sent to EFSA and the Commission on 3 November 2015.
On 8 June 2016, EFSA communicated its findings to the Commission.
The uses of Iprodione present a high risk for groundwater in which relevant metabolites of iprodione exceed the parametric value of 0.1? g/l for drinking water. Therefore, there is a high long-term risk to aquatic organisms.
On the other hand, the genotoxic potential of a metabolite found as a residue in plants and as an impurity in technical equipment and an acute risk to the consumer could not be excluded.
Iprodione is also classified in category 2 of carcinogens in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008, while EFSA concludes that iprodione should be classified as carcinogen category 1B and as a category 2 reproductive toxicant.
Authorisations for plant protection products containing iprodione must be withdrawn before 5 March 2018, with a period of grace expiring on 5 June 2018 at the latest.
At Iprodione is currently licensed in France for the following matrices: Garlic, Asparagus, Aubergine, Carrot, Cabbage, Cabbage, Cucumber, Pepper, Tomato, Zucchini, Shallot, Onions, Beans, Peas, Lettuce, Melon, Strawberry, Apricot, Blackcurrant, Cherry, Raspberry, etc.
You will find attached the corresponding EU Regulation: EU Regulation N°2017/2091
Know that your Phytocontrol laboratory is able to look for Iprodione with a LQ of 0.01mg/kg.
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