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EU approval nears for potassium sorbate wood preservative

Proposals to approve potassium sorbate as a wood preservative have been voted through by the EU Standing Committee on Biocides. The European Commission proposed approval of the fungicide after a positive assessment from the European Chemical Agency’s Biocidal Products Committee. The active ingredient was in the EU review of existing biocides, supported by the Sorbic Acid Task Force. The decision requires publication in the EU Official Journal before coming into force.



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