EU clears national measure on difenacoum
The European Commission has allowed Germany to impose stricter conditions on the non-crop rodenticide, difenacoum, than apply in the active ingredient’s first national product approval. Germany wants to limit use to trained or licensed professional users only. French company Lodi obtained its first approvals for two products, Ruby Block and Ruby Paste, in 2011 in Ireland, which did not impose the same restriction. The company then applied to Germany for mutual recognition of the Irish authorisations for the two products, which will be called Rubis Bloc and Rubis Pasta in Germany.