CIPC update 13 June

Regulatory update on Chlorpropham (CIPC)

Under EU law approvals for pesticides can last for a maximum of 10 years before review. CIPC is currently under review and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) identified a number of data gaps related to consumer risk assessment, leading to a critical area of concern. The European Commission has recommended non-renewal. CIPC was discussed at the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCoPAFF) on 24/25 May. It is possible that a vote on the regulatory status of CIPC may take place as early as the July SCoPAFF meeting.