Authorisation of products containing chlorpyrifos

Published 10 November 15

AHDBGrouplogo _cmykexclusionAHDB understands that the HSE’s Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) is currently considering authorisations of products containing chlorpyrifos.

CRD will inform authorisation holders of any action to be taken as soon as possible. 

AHDB recognises that this may cause concern for levy payers and we are in close contact with CRD and key authorisation holders to ensure our levy payers are informed as soon as a decision is made.

As a precaution, AHDB is currently reviewing alternative control options across all our sectors and the findings will be published once a final decision has been made by CRD.

For further information regarding the supply of products containing chlorpyrifos, we recommend that you contact your usual agrochemical supplier who can put you in touch with the appropriate authorisation holder.

The current use of products containing chlorpyrifos is NOT yet affected and we advise levy payers to continue appropriate use in accordance with product labels and extensions of authorisations for minor use (EAMUs).