Recently, a new EU fertiliser regulation came into force (EU 2019/1009). EU 2019/1009 will cover a more diverse group of fertilising products (such as organic fertilisers, liming materials, growth media and biostimulants) than the previous 2003/2003, which covered only mineral fertilisers. EU 2019/1009 sets out the requirements to each product based on the Product Function Category and Component Material Category. A new feature is the introduction of a conformity assessment body which can perform specific conformity assessment procedures as set out in the Regulation. Currently, 3 conformity assessment body facilities exist in the EU all based in the Central Zone of EU. Note though that it will still be possible to have a product approved in in accordance with national legislation of individual member states. However, some authorities of the Northern zone have already declared changes to national requirements as a response to the introduction of EU 2019/1009.
The Regulatory Consulting Department at Agrolab is here to help you with any questions or directly regulatory help to ensure the best regulatory path to get your fertilising product on the market. Do not hesitate to contact Alex Schwartz at email@example.com for more information on how we can ensure a successful approval.