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Non-Approval of Lemon Essential Oil as a Basic Substance in Plant Protection Products

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The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2023/200 concerns the non-approval of  lemon essential oil  as a basic substance in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market. The Commission received an application from Cugargestion Management S.L. in 2020 to approve the use of lemon essential oil as a plant protection product. Relevant evaluations were carried out by the European Food Safety Authority and the European Chemicals Agency. The Commission asked for scientific assistance from the Authority and received a technical report on lemon essential oil in 2021. However, the Authority concluded that there were potential risks to human health from the use of lemon essential oil as a plant protection product and the Commission has decided not to approve it.


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