EFSA calls for data on fipronil and bees
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has issued a call for data on the risks to bees from the insecticide, fipronil. It is seeking new information in the form of literature data, study reports, field studies, or national evaluations and/or monitoring data not considered under previous EU assessments of the active ingredient. The deadline is January 15th 2016. The data call is the first step in the European Commission’s review of its two-year suspension of certain fipronil uses in 2013.