With the directive 2010/21/EC (Official Journal of the European Community, 13.3.2010 L65/p 27 ff.) the commission requests the member states to apply particular mitigation measures for the authorization of seed treatment products with the active ingredients clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and fibronil.
These seed treatment products must be used in professional seed treatment facilities only. The best technique available has to be installed to ensure that the release of dust is reduced to a minimum level during treating, storing and handling seeds. The seed treatment facilities are inspected with the help of checklists, which were developed by experts of the authorizing authority and associations of the seed treatment sector. Seed treatment facilities which meet the quality criteria are listed by the JKI. The use ordinance NT6991 issued by the BVL (Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety) indicates plant protection products which can only be applied in listed seed treatment facilities.
If you change to our German website (Deutsch), you will find a list containing all seed treatment facilities which fulfill the quality criteria of the corresponding checklist (cereals, oilseed rape, sugar beets, maize, vegetables).