From by Marianne Curtis
Expiry dates for glyphosate products including the co-formulant POE-tallowamine have been issued by the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD).

When approval for use of glyphosate was extended for 18 months last June, one of the conditions was that formulations of the active which included POE-tallowamine would be banned.

There are currently 109 plant protection products which contain glyphosate and POE-tallowamine authorised in the UK, according to CRD. Ninety-nine of these product authorisations have the following expiry dates:

  • For sale and distribution: on or before June 30, 2017
  • For disposal, storage and use: on or before June 30, 2018

A further 10 products currently expire at a later date.

The 99 products containing glyphosate and POE-tallowamines which currently expire in June 2017 and June 2018 or earlier will be allowed to expire on their current expiry dates. A separate withdrawal notice will not be published for these products, said CRD.

For the remaining 10 products, a withdrawal notice has been issued, giving an expiry date of June 30, 2017 for sale and distribution and June 30, 2018 for disposal, storage and use.