The EU Commission has shortened the validity of the approval by one year with Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/808.


The active substance Bispyribac (CAS No. 125401-92-5) was originally approved until 31 July 2023. With Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/808, which enters into force on 13.6.2022, the approval of the herbicide already expires on 31.7.2022. In Europe, the active substance was only authorised in Belgium, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Romania. The current maximum residue limits are 0.01 mg/kg for fresh fruit and vegetables, and 0.02 mg/kg for fresh herbs and edible flowers. It is expected that this will also be lowered to 0.01 mg/kg.







Author: Dr. Frank Mörsberger