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Bioiberica's Hydrolyzed Proteins are renewed as a low-risk phytosanitary active substance in Europe

Thursday, 09 May 2024
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Bioiberica's Hydrolyzed Proteins are renewed as a low-risk phytosanitary active substance in Europe

The European Commission, after evaluating the technical studies prepared by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and two member states (Spain and Greece), has renewed the approval of Bioiberica's phytosanitary active substance Hydrolyzed Protein as a low-risk active substance, until 2039.

This renewal is a significant advance for the European agricultural industry and for Bioiberica's plant protection programs and is aligned with the objectives of the Farm2Fork strategy and the European Green Deal, both committed to more sustainable, healthy and equitable agricultural practices.

The renewal process of hydrolyzed proteins began in 2017 and guarantees the continuity of the use of hydrolyzed proteins as crop bioprotection tools for the next 15 years starting May 1, 2024. In addition, it reinforces Bioiberica - Plant Health's commitment to safer and more sustainable agricultural practices, aligning with the principles of Farm2Fork.

Hydrolyzed proteins, used in the control of agricultural pests, are distinguished by their low risk profile, becoming a key option to move towards a more environmentally friendly food system. Its use ensures that crops benefit from greater efficiency and less dependence on synthetic chemicals, contributing to the reduction of the carbon footprint of European agriculture.

This fact is especially important for Bioiberica – Plant Health since it is the basis of our range of baits and biological attractants specifically selected to obtain maximum attraction power and specificity for fly pests with worldwide impact on crops (Ceratitis capitata, Anastrepha sp., Bactrocera sp., Drosophila suzukii, ...) of which our flagship products Cera Trap® and Dacus Trap® stand out, as well as the different food baits such as Flyral® and Biocebo®.

The renewal of hydrolyzed proteins represents an important milestone for European agriculture and reaffirms the commitment of the Bioiberica industry to the development of innovative and safe solutions. This advance fosters greater resilience in the food system, creating shorter, healthier and more sustainable food chains, as well as the goal of achieving a carbon-neutral economy by 2050.

This renewal affects the entire territory of the European Union. This is why it is considered one of the most complex renewals, given the demanding regulatory standards that must be met and the scientific-technical evidence that must be provided for the active substance.

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