With Regulation (EU) 2019/1606 published on 30.09.2019 in the EU Official Journal, the insecticidal active ingredient Methiocarb (CAS No. 2032-65-7) is banned. The regulation will enter into force on 03.10.2019.


The Commission justifies the non-renewal of the authorisation with an unacceptable risk for workers. High risks for birds, mammals and earthworms have also been identified. Preparations containing the active substance may be used until 3 April 2020. As a result, the maximum residue limits are expected to be reduced to 0.01 mg/kg.




Author: Frank Mörsberger