Avslag på godkjenning av fermenterte valurtblader som basisstoff i plantevernmidler

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(Utkast) Kommisjonens gjennomføringsforordning om avslag på godkjenning av fermentert ekstrakt av blader av Symphytum officinale L. (valurt) som basisstoff i samsvar med europaparlaments- og rådsforordning (EU) nr. 1107/2009 om omsetning av plantevernmidler

(Draft) Commission Implementing Regulation concerning the non-approval of fermented extract from leaves of Symphytum officinale L. (comfrey) as a basic substance in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market

Siste nytt

Utkast til kommisjonsforordning godkjent av komite (representanter for medlemslandene) og publisert i EUs komitologiregister 8.4.2021

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BAKGRUNN (fra kommisjonsforordningen, engelsk utgave)

(1) On 22 January 2015, the Commission received an application from the company Greenprotech for the approval of “comfrey steeping” as a basic substance to be used as an insect repellent and plant elicitor in fruit trees, grass and vegetables. That application was accompanied by the information required under the second subparagraph of Article 23(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

(2) The Commission asked the European Food Safety Authority (ʽthe Authorityʼ) for scientific assistance. The Authority provided the Commission with a technical report on “comfrey steeping” on 28 November 2019 . Based on that technical report and the documentation provided by the applicant, it is appropriate to define the scope of the application as covering the active substance “fermented extract from leaves of Symphytum officinale L. (comfrey)”.

(3) The information provided by the applicant on the fermented extract from leaves of Symphytum officinale L. (comfrey) was insufficient to demonstrate that it fulfils the criteria of a foodstuff as defined in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council .

(4) The Authority concluded that the specification of the fermented extract from leaves of Symphytum officinale L. (comfrey) is not well defined. The Authority also indicated that comfrey is known to contain genotoxic and carcinogenic components, and information on the concentration of genotoxic and carcinogenic compounds in the fermented extract from leaves of Symphytum officinale L. was not available. Consequently, it was not possible to conclude that the fermented extract from leaves of Symphytum officinale L. is not to be considered as a substance of concern as provided for by Article 23(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009.

(5) Moreover, the available information on the fermented extract from leaves of Symphytum officinale L. did not allow the Authority to finalise a non-dietary exposure risk assessment and the assessment of the risk to consumers. Furthermore, there was not sufficient information available regarding environmental exposure and the risks to non-target organisms.

(6) No relevant evaluation, carried out in accordance with other Union legislation as referred to in Article 23(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, was available.

(7) The Commission presented the review report and a draft Regulation to the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed on 19 May 2020 and 26 January 2021, respectively, and finalised them for the meeting of that Committee on 24 March 2021.

(8) The Commission invited the applicant to submit its comments on the technical report of the Authority and on the Commission’s draft review report. The applicant submitted its comments, which have been carefully examined.

(9) However, despite the arguments put forward by the applicant, the concerns related to the substance cannot be eliminated.

(10) Consequently, it has not been established that the conditions laid down in Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 are fulfilled. It is therefore appropriate not to approve fermented extract from leaves of Symphytum officinale L. (comfrey) as a basic substance.

(11) This Regulation does not prevent the submission of a further application for the approval of fermented extract from leaves of Symphytum officinale L. (comfrey) as a basic substance in accordance with Article 23(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 or an application for approval as active substance in accordance with Article 7 of that Regulation.

(12) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed

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