Relabelling deadline for MIT

All suppliers of the preservative MIT (methylisothiazolone) and products containing it should be aware that its harmonized classification has been added to the CLP Regulation (Regulation No. 1272/2008). Last year, the European Commission published its 13th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP), which included numerous changes to Annex VI. MIT is classified as a Skin Sensitiser, category 1A, with a specific concentration limit of 15 ppm. This limit is much lower than the 0.1% concentration limit for general category 1A skin…

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New document on data protection by the European Commission now available

The new document on data protection by the European Commission is available (Technical Guidelines on Data Protection according to Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2009, 2019/C 229/01).  This official document updates the previous SANCO guidance document on data protection (SANCO/12576/2012-rev. 1.1, 1 February 2013) providing a better understanding of the data protections scenarios for active substances and products. Scenario no. 18 for active substance data is included to consider the period of protection for new active substance data submitted with the application…

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Regulation (EU) 2019/1009: The new EU Fertilisers Regulation

The new EU Fertilisers Regulation was published today in the Official Journal of the European Union. Regulation (EU) 2019/1009 will repeal the existing fertilisers regulation, Regulation (EC) 2003/2003. The older regulation had harmonised the EU mineral fertilisers market, but there have been diverging national rules and standards for other fertilising products. This means that non-harmonised fertilisers, such as those produced from domestic organic or secondary raw materials, are associated with additional compliance costs that discourage companies from finding new markets. Regulation…

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Poison Centre notifications

Companies placing hazardous mixtures on the EU market need to be aware of their obligations under Annex VIII of the CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulation. Many EU Member States require that companies must notify a national poison centre, providing information that would be made available to medical personnel and the public in the event of a poisoning or accidental exposure. When the CLP Regulation came into force in 2009, it included a requirement that the Member States create a…

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Kerona will be attending IUPAC/ECPA International Congress 2019

Kerona is delighted to be attending this year’s European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) Regulatory Congress, which will take place in at the International Convention Centre in Ghent University, Belgium from 19-24 May 2019.  This will be Kerona’s fifth year attending the conference, which is always well represented by the Member States Competent Authorities.  This years ECPA Conference is being held in conjunction with the 14th IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection Chemistry. The Conference will again focus on the many challenges…

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Kerona’s BPR Vademecum: Third Edition

The 3rd Edition of our BPR Vademecum is now available in print and digital versions. The digital version is fully hyperlinked so that the user can read and download active substance legislation and assessment reports, guidance documents, and supporting regulations. The BPR (Biocidal Products Regulation, No. 528/2012) is the regulatory framework concerning the making available on the market and the use of biocidal products in the EU. Kerona’s BPR Vademecum contains a User Guide that summarises the implementation procedures of the…

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Kerona Scientific presents webinar series

Kerona is pleased to announce its new webinar schedule for 2019. The company has been delivering training courses for many years, but with the recent move to our new offices we are able to expand our range of services. The webinar series comprises modules tailored to the plant protection and biocide industries, providing an overview of the regulatory environment as well as more specific information about sections of the dossier and data requirements. You can see the full details of…

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European Parliament approves Fertilising Products Regulation

Last week, the European Parliament voted to approve the proposed Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR), which is intended to replace the existing Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003. The 2003 law had harmonised the EU mineral fertilisers market, but there have been diverging national rules and standards for other fertilising products. This means that non-harmonised fertilisers, such as those produced from domestic organic or secondary raw materials, are associated with additional compliance costs that discourage companies from finding new markets. This and the…

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Meet us at New Ag International Conference and Exhibition

We are pleased to announce that Dr Irene McGrath, MD Kerona Scientific will speak at the forthcoming New Ag International Conference and Exhibition on the 28th March 2019. In its 17th year the conference has gone from strength to strength and is now the worlds Leading Event on High Tech Agriculture. This year it is expected to attract over 350 delegates representing 176 companies from 46 countries. In her presentation Irene’s will explore the very topical area and issues surrounding…

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ARE YOU BREXIT READY?

Are you a UK-based company holding biocidal product authorisation and REACH registrations in the EU-27 Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland? In order to maintain the validity of your biocidal product authorisations in the EU, all the authorisations should be transferred as a matter of priority to a legal entity established in EU 27 Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland by using the relevant case types in R4BP 3 (NA-TRS, SA-TRS or UA-TRS). Please note that the transfers have to…

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