Biocidal Products Committee adopts opinions on three active substances


The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) has adopted opinions supporting the approval of three active substances for use in biocidal products used as disinfectants and insecticides.

Helsinki, 17 February 2016 - The active substances are:

  • Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kurstaki, Serotype 3a3b, Strain ABTS-351 for product-type 18
  • Citric acid for product-type 2
  • Cyfluthrin for product-type 18

The conclusion of the committee is that these substances in the relevant product-types may be approved. The adopted opinions will serve as a basis for final decision-making by the European Commission and the Member States.

The approval of an active substance is granted for a defined number of years, not exceeding 10 years.

The Committee met for the fourteenth time on 16 February 2016.