Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (697)

Peter Fitzpatrick


697. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of an application for a pesticide control service, PCS, number by a person (details supplied). [2426/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Biocidal products may only be marketed and used in Ireland once they are registered with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and are entered on the “Product Register” in accordance with Regulation 20 of Statutory Instrument 427 of 2013.

On 5th June 2020, my Department received an application for registration of a hand sanitiser product from a Turkish company bearing the trade name referred to. Following receipt of the application processing fee, officials from my Department contacted the company on 2nd November to seek clarification on some of the information that was submitted and to request necessary data that had not been submitted with the application. The requested data was not provided in several further communications during November.

Officials contacted the applicant again on 1st December outlining the data and information that was still outstanding and asked the company to address the deficiencies in the product application. To date, this information and data has not been received. As a consequence, this application is refused.