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FRANCE – ANSES: Pesti’home, a French study on the use of pesticides at home

This study was conducted between July and November 2014 by ANSES in order to gain a better knowledge of practices and uses of Home & Garden pesticides within French households. A total of 1507 households was selected randomly and interviewed to obtain a better assessment of the population exposure to pesticides.

In this study, all products available for sale for amateurs were taken into account: plant protection products used in plant protection, biocidal products used at home for pest control and also human and veterinary medicinal products for parasitic pest control, i.e. a total of 5400 products were identified.

This study showed that 75% of households had used at least one pesticide during the 12 months prior to the date of the survey. 84% of households that had used pesticides had used insecticides during the year (biocides against flying and crawling insects and also veterinary medicines to control parasitic pests) followed by herbicides (22%), fungicides for plant protection (20%) and then by cutaneous repellent products, e.g. mosquitoes repellents (12%).

Thus, 3 user profiles could be defined (low, strong and very strong pesticide users) and ANSES made 2 main axes evident:

1- The need to better inform users on the use conditions and on the rules for disposal of pesticides.

2- The availability of data from this study in order to allow a better evaluation of exposure and risks related to the use of pesticides at home (in particular for the identification of cumulative exposures to chemical substances).

 

To download: 

Pesti’home study on the use of pesticides at home (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of epoxiconazole-based products

In Anses Opinion dated 19 April 2019, Anses concluded that Epoxiconazole is an endocrine disruptor for humans and non-target organisms. Further to this evaluation, Anses has withdrawn 24 authorisations and 52 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this active substance on 30 July 2019.

 

The end of sales and distribution is set on 30.11.2019.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 30.07.2020.

 

To download:

List of withdrawal of products based on epoxiconazole (in French)

 

Our previous articles:

FRANCE – ANSES: Epoxiconazole-based products ban

 

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FRANCE-ANSES: Update on the SDHI issue

Following an opinion published on 16/04/2018 by a group of scientists alerting on the risks related to the use of SDHI in agriculture, ANSES organised an expertise of the available scientific data and published their findings on 14/01/2019, concluding that there was no Human health alert that could lead to the withdrawal of approvals for these fungicides.

Since then, ANSES has further investigated in three directions: drawing up and financing specific research projects, detecting possible health effects that can be observed in the field via existing monitoring systems, and finally exchanging with research organisations and Human health agencies responsible for the evaluation of these substances, including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

ANSES informed the European authorities, the Member States and the North American agencies of the alert about SDHI fungicides and their work on the subject in 2018, and forwarded their conclusions to EFSA, ECHA and the Member States in January 2018, so that they pay particular attention to any new data during the ongoing evaluation and renewal processes.

So far, no new information has arised to confirm the existence of a Human health alert that would lead to the withdrawal of existing approvals, in accordance with National and European regulations relating to plant protection products.

ANSES has also indicated that they are continuously improving  their plant protection products risk assessment methods. Besides the work in progress on the SDHI issue, ANSES has voluntarily decided to investigate the issue of cumulative food exposures to different SDHI in 2019. This work will be completed in the first half of 2020.

 

To learn more:

SDHI: ANSES updates on the work launched following the opinion of January 2019 (in French)

See also our previous articles: 

FRANCE: ANSES conclusions on the assessment of SDHI are available

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of propiconazole-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2018/1865 of 28th November 2018 concerning the non-renewal of propiconazole approval, ANSES has withdrawn 23 authorisations and 9 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this active substance.

The end of sales and distribution is set on 19.09.2019.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 19.12.2019.

 

To download: List of withdrawal of products based on propiconazole (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of quinoxyfen-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2018/1914 of 6th December 2018 concerning the non-renewal of quinoxyfen approval, ANSES has withdrawn 5 authorisations and 9 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this active substance.

For three of the parallel trade permits (ARIUS SYSTEM CAZO, OÏMAX, QUINFENPLUS DUO), no grace period is granted.

For the other products:

The end of sales and distribution is set on 27.09.2019.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 27.12.2019.

 

To download: List of withdrawal of products based on quinoxyfen (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Withdrawal of flurtamone-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2018/1917 of 6th December 2018 concerning the non-renewal of flurtamone approval, ANSES has withdrawn 2 authorisations and 2 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this active substance.

The end of sales and distribution is set on 27.09.2019.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 27.12.2019.

 

To download: List of withdrawal of products based on flurtamone (in French)

 

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Keywords: interdiction pesticides

 

FRANCE: Withdrawal of Diquat-based products

As a result of the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2018/1532 concerning the non-renewal of diquat approval, ANSES has withdrawn 15 authorisations and 4 parallel trade permits for plant protection products containing this active substance.

The end of sales and distribution is set on 04.08.2019.

The end of use of the stocks of products is set on 04.11.2019.

 

To download: List of withdrawal of products based on diquat (in French)

 

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France: Article 43 evaluation grouping for products containing more than one active substance

Anses has published a note detailing the requirements for grouping article 43 renewal applications in accordance with Regulation (EC) No.1107/2009.

It is noted that the applicant shall apply for a renewal of authorisation within 3 months of the renewal of each  active substance contained in the product. When the product contains more than one active substance, evaluations of the renewal dossiers of the product can be grouped, if the approval expiry dates of the substances are spaced by less than 12 months. The decision of grouping is granted by the zonal Rapporteur Member State (zRMS). When evaluations are grouped, only one fee is requested. The fee can also be adjusted  in some cases.

To download:

Gestion d’une demande de renouvellement d’AMM pour un produit phytopharmaceutique comportant au moins deux substances actives dont les dates de fin d’approbation sont espacées de moins d’un an (in French – Version dated  10 April 2019)

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FRANCE: ANSES’ Newsletter on Marketing Authorisations

The first newsletter on marketing authorisations of plant protection products and adjuvants was published by ANSES (December 2018). The newsletters will present at the beginning of each month an overview of the withdrawals of authorisation, the new authorisations and the major modifications of authorisation (e.g. new uses or use withdrawals, modified conditions of use) which occurred in the previous month. It is noted that additionnal trade names will not be reported in the newsletters.

The newsletters will also include some regulatory news highlighted by ANSES each month.

The newsletter of December 2018 is marked by the withdrawal of numerous glyphosate-based products given the expiration of the marketing authorisations for which no renewal dossiers have been sent subsequently to the renewal of glyphosate.

 

Link to Anses Web page for the monthly newsletters:

https://www.anses.fr/fr/content/bulletin-mensuel-des-autorisations-de-mise-sur-le-march%C3%A9-des-produits-phytopharmaceutiques (In French)

 

To download:

Newsletter of December 2018 (in French)

 

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FRANCE: Towards glyphosate phase out

The renewal of the glyphosate approval for five years was adopted in December 2017 by the European Commission. The evaluation by ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) of applications for the renewal of authorisation of glyphosate-based PPPs according to Article 43 of Regulation (EC) 1107/2009 is in progress.

To date, 190 glyphosate-based products are authorised in France or benefit from a parallel trade permit. 58 applications for PPPs renewal and 11 applications for new PPPs approval were submitted to ANSES. Regarding the 132 products for which  renewal application was submitted, ANSES notified the products’ holders of the expiry of approvals or parallel trade permits as from 15 December 2018. The list of products concerned has been published on the E-phy website.

For products intended for professional use, the end of sale and distribution of the products is set to 15/03/2019 and the end of use of the products and stocks is set to 15/06/2019.
For products intended for amateur use, no grace period is granted in view of the entry into force on 1 January 2019 of the Labbé’s law (February 2014) amended by the Energetic transition law (August 2015) and the Potier’s law (March 2017), prohibiting the marketing and holding of non-professional PPPs.

ANSES announces that the evaluation of the new approval applications and renewal applications will be finalized before 31 December 2020, within the three-year period announced by the government.

In addition, the evaluation of the new approval applications and renewal applications will be conducted on the basis of a comparative assessment of the products: based on the information that will be provided on the available alternatives commonly used in France, particularly by INRA (French National Institute for Research in Agriculture), ANSES will compare, for each use, glyphosate products with the non-chemical methods of prevention or control that are available. For each glyphosate-based product, uses for which there is an alternative that meets the substitution criteria will therefore be prohibited.

Finally, in order to support farmers foregoing glyphosate use, the government launched a website sharing experiences from farmers who have already taken part in this initiative and describing possible alternatives to glyphosate. The website also records the plots declared without glyphosate in each department as well as the number of farmers having stop any use of glyphosate and engaged in this way.

 

To download:

Liste des produits à base de glyphosate faisant l’objet d’un retrait du marché à compter du 15 décembre 2018 (in French)

 

See also our previous articles:

EUROPE: Renewal of glyphosate approval

 

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