Sign in / register

FPC Updates

Latest Events

9:30am - 2:00pm

The New World of Work: The HR event for the future workplace

View Advert (this link will open in a new window)

Providing independent scientific advice to government

3 May 2018

The UK Expert Committee on Pesticides has published its annual report for 2017.  The report describes the work of the Committee which provides independent scientific advice to ministers and governments (including those of the devolved administrations) on the authorisation of pesticides in the UK and on other matters related broadly to the control of pests.

The Committee comments on its work to provide advice to government on the risk posed to bees from the use of certain pesticide products containing neonicotinoids, as well advice on a range of applications for the emergency authorisation of pesticide products.  

The majority of these were for horticultural use and, as the Committee states, “perhaps reflecting the fact that the pesticide review programme has resulted in the loss of access to chemistry required by those growers to help manage pests, weeds and diseases.”

Join the FPC

FPC Linked-in Group

Fresh Live (this link will open in a new window)

Latest FPC Tweets

@Sian Thomas Recipe for Growth, Prosperity and Sustainability - FPC joins forces with UK food and drink industry to get politici…

@FPC Robotics and plant-based food at the heart of Tesco's new move: #Freshtalk

@Nigel Jenney RT @Chris_Bavin: Great night celebrating the fresh produce industry , congratulations to @BevingtonSalads for winnning wholesaler if the ye…

Terms and Conditions | Privacy Policy | Fresh Produce Consortium © 2019