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Benthiavalicarb: approval not renewed by EU

Published by AGRINFO on ; Revised

Summary

The European Commission has published its decision not to renew approval of the active substance benthiavalicarb. This is due to concerns about potential adverse effects on human health. EU Member States will have to withdraw authorisations for products containing benthiavalicarb.

A reduction the maximum residue levels (MRLs) to the limit of determination (LOD, the lowest level that can be detected using the most modern and reliable analytical methods) is expected in 2025, with possible impacts on exporters of grapes and tomatoes.