Up to now, we communicated with the name ‘MPS-Black list’ to indicate the prohibited active substances belonging to the MPS-ABC certification standard. We have noticed that this name can evoke unwanted associations, so we have decided to rename this list to:

  • MPS-List – Prohibited active substances
  • MPS-Lijst – Verboden werkzame stoffen
  • MPS-Liste – Verbotene Wirkstoffe

In addition to the name change, the list also got an update. The active substances mentioned in the previous update and already marked with an asterisk, will be permanently added to the list as of 1 January 2023.

Furthermore, neonicotinoids, also known as ‘neonics’, appeared negatively in the news for the past few years. It turned out that ‘neonics’ are toxic to invertebrates. They affect the central nervous system of an insect, eventually causing paralysis and death. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conducted a ‘risk assessment’ with the use of five types of neonicotinoids in 2012. This has led to the fact that four ‘neonics’ are no longer allowed in the EU. These are:

  • clothianidin
  • imidacloprid
  • thiamethoxam
  • thiacloprid

These four ‘neonics’ have been added to the MPS-List – Prohibited Active Substances. They are marked with an asterisk and permanently banned as of period 5 in 2023 (second quarter). Lastly, a new substance called ‘unknown substance’ is added to the list. This term is assigned to fertilisers that are not familiar to us, but have demonstrable pesticidal effects.

You can find the updated MPS-List – Prohibited Active Substances here.