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  • General licences for bird control: major changes to licensing requirements

    Natural England announces changes to three general licences for controlling specific wild bird species. Natural England is revoking three general licences for controlling certain wild birds as of Thursday 25 April 2019. These licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds including several members of the crow family, Canada goose, some gulls and pigeons. The change follows a legal challenge to...

    Source: Natural England

  • Potato Industry CIPC Stewardship Group (PICSG) statement

    We reported in Febraury that a vote was taken on the Commission’s proposal for non-renewal of Chlorpropham (CIPC) at the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed last week. No Qualified majority was reached in favour of the proposal. The EU Commission can now decide to move the existing proposal forward to an Appeal Committee or to propose the existing or an altered proposal at a next...

    Source: CIPC Be Compliant

  • Good news but early days for rodenticide stewardship on farms and game shoots

    Rat control is changing for the better on UK farms and game shoots. From 2015 to 2017, a detailed independent study has found planned prevention of infestations is taking over from control in reaction to the presence of rats. It finds gamekeepers leading the way, their use of a planned approach increasing from 30% to 59% over the two years. Among farmers, the less desirable option of reactive...

    Source: https://www.thinkwildlife.org/

  • Opportunity to inform chlorate and perchlorate regulation proposals

    The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are currently reviewing the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for chlorate and perchlorate in fresh produce. In order to help inform a UK position on the proposed changes, AHDB are urgently seeking data from the horticulture and potato industry in the UK. It is vital that EFSA gets a proper balance of chlorate and perchlorate fresh produce data from across EU...

    Source: AHDB Horticulture

  • Red Tractor - Recruiting for fresh produce board

    RECRUITING FOR RED TRACTOR FRESH PRODUCE BOARD – Primary Supplier and Food Service Red Tractor is inviting individuals from Primary Suppliers and the Food Service sector to apply to join the Fresh Produce Sector Board which is responsible for advising on the development of the RT Fresh Produce technical strategy. The current sector board has excellent input from growers, retailers, AHDB Potatoes...

    Source: Red Tractor

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