Mar. 25, 2016
The European Commission has approved the renewal of Syngenta’s plant activator, acibenzolar-S-methyl, entering into force from April 1, 2016. The approval will expire on March 31, 2031.
The EC noted that EU Member States shall pay particular attention to: (a) the risk for consumers via food intake; (b) the protection of operators and workers; (c) the risk to aquatic organisms. Conditions of use shall include risk mitigation measures, where appropriate. The applicant shall by 1 June 2017 submit to the Commission, the Member States and the Authority confirmatory information as regards the relevance and reproducibility of the morphometric changes observed in the cerebellum of foetuses linked to exposure to acibenzolar-S-methyl and whether these changes may be produced via an endocrine mode of action. The information to be submitted shall include a systematic review of the available evidence assessed on the basis of available guidance.