KitoZyme obtains EU approval for plant protection product


KitoGreen is now designated a Basic Substance in the EU

KitoZyme, the pioneer and global leader of high-quality fungal chitosan has been granted approval for its KitoGreen products by the European Commission as Basic Substances for Plant Protection, for multiple applications and crops.

The compound is designed to offer more sustainable options for farmers who are looking for greener elicitor, antibacterial and antifungal products. In March, the company had obtained US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval and was working on state-level approvals.

The product is patented and based on the valorisation of co-products of the food industry, as well as being 100% non-animal, non-GMO, vegan, and non-toxic for the environment. Being primarily sold as an ingredient for food but also for cosmetics and as processing aid for winemaking, the product has now been designated a Basic Substance in the European Union.

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“Our dedicated team has worked to prove the efficacy of its compound for the prevention and the treatment of fungal diseases on a wide variety of crops, including vegetables, grapes, berries, and sports turfs,” the company said.