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Regulation on measures and requirements of plant protection products.

26 April 2018

On April 20, 2018, an explanatory note was published by the Ministry regarding the rules introduced by Decree No. 33 of 22 January 2018 of the Gazzetta Ufficiale no. 88 of 16-4-2018 Regulation on measures and requirements of plant protection products for safe use by non-professional users.
The note clarifies that the new provisions take into account the fact "that the non-professional user is not subject to training and is not commonly in possession of adequate knowledge of the potential harmful effects on health and the environment related to use of these products, or even the necessary skills for the correct application of particular measures for the protection of man and the environment that go beyond the usual hygiene and cleaning practices ".
To observe the safety requirements, the products will be indicated on the label with the following wording: plant protection product intended for non-professional users and by the initials PFnPO (ornamental) or PFnPE (edible).
The decree will come into force on 2 May and only products that meet the requirements of Articles 7 and 8 will be regular.
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