PCPB/111/REG/VOL.I/21/119 10th June 2021
TO ALL LOCAL AGENTS & Registrants
REF: REQUIREMENT FOR RISK ASSESSEMENT FOR ALL PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS & LABEL EXTENSION PROPOSED FOR INTRODUCTION IN KENYA
The Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) is a Statutory organization of Kenya Government established under an Act of parliament, the Pest Control Products Act, Cap 346, Laws of Kenya of 1982 to regulate the importation and exportation, manufacture, distribution, use and disposal of pest control products. One of the Mandate of PCPB is “Assessing the safety, efficacy, quality, merit and economic value of pest control products with a view to approving them, if found suitable in our local situation”.
Following the risk assessment sensitization workshops undertaken on 12th November 2019 and 15th-16th April 2021, all applications for consideration of approval of pest control products must be accompanied by submission of risk assessment reports.
To ensure that the pest control products introduced into Kenya do not pose unacceptable risks to the users, consumers, and the environment, when applied according to the Kenyan good agricultural practices (GAP), as of 1st July 2021, you will be required to provide detailed human (occupational and dietary) and environmental (Bees) risk assessment reports for all applications of new products and label extensions.
This will inform the decision-making during consideration for introduction of pest control products, label extension and label communications to the users. The risk assessment Guidance documents can be downloaded from our website risk assessment Guidance documents
The risk assessment report shall be submitted during submission of summary dossier for new products through the email: email@example.com and upon completion of efficacy trials for label extension. i.e., following the conclusion of the local experimental efficacy trials.
The Applicant to provide the summary of risk assessment:
1. Brief on the quality of the data referenced for hazard assessment (e.g., Experimental design and quality of the critical study or studies)
2. Kenya Good agricultural practice (GAP) Table for efficacy and residue (GAP) Table for efficacy and residue
3. Operator exposure models and local risk assessment ; Worker exposure models and local risk assessment; consumer exposure models and local risk assessment; bee exposure model and the local situation should be provided in .pdf format. The Input and output page (enclosed) of the exposure should be attached (.pdf)
4. Brief discussion of conclusion arising from the model’s output
5. Discussion on the proposed realistic pesticide risk management
Note that the Pest Control Products Board reserves the right to request for more information that will allow for an informed decision making.
Dr. Esther Kimani
CHIEF EXECUTIVE /SECRETARY
1. PS, State Department for Crop Development & Agricultural Research
2. CEO, Agrochemicals Association of Kenya
3. Chairman, Pest Control Products Board
• GAP Table for Efficacy
• Assessment summary table – Operator exposure modelling and local risk assessment
• Assessment summary table – Worker exposure modelling and local risk assessment
• GAP table for residue
• Assessment summary table – Bee exposure modelling