Archive for February, 2017

Agrifood Yorkshire Event – All Welcome

Hello fellow Agri-food Yorkshire colleagues

We are delighted to welcome you to the Wold Top Brewery on Shrove Tuesday for an Agri-food Yorkshire social with Beer and Pancakes to give you a chance to meet each other and to hear about a couple of great opportunities which may be of interest to you.  The event is free to attend as we are being sponsored by How’s Business, Stimulating Innovation in the Agrifood Sector (SIAFS) and the Food Innovation Network.  For more info and to book please use the link below.

 We look forward to seeing you there!

All the Best,

Heather and the Agri-food Yorkshire team


Refit Evaluation of the EU legislation on plant protection products and pesticides residues

The legislation under review:

Regulation 1107/2009: lays down rules and procedures for the approval of active substances and authorisation of plant protect products (PPPs). PPPs must contain active substances approved at EU level. Before PPPs can be marketed in the EU they need to be authorised in accordance with harmonised EU standards.


Regulation 396/2005: lays down rules and procedures for setting EU Maximum Residue levels i.e. the highest levels of pesticide residues legally tolerated to be in, or on, food or feed when pesticides are applied correctly.


Purpose, objectives, scope and evidence

The purpose for the review is set out in detail in Section A of the Commission’s roadmap (see accompanying pdf copy). The roadmap also sets out the subject area and original objectives of the legislation and the scope of the evaluation (Sections B and C). Also in Section C is a list of the issues to be examined which cover effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU added value.


Inputting to the review

The Commission is intending to gather input from a variety of sources. Section D4 sets out how all stakeholders can input to the review. In particular there will be: