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Chemicals Industries Regulations (CIR)


Fera will be attending CIR in Nice, France in 2017.

Have a look below and see what we got up to at CIR 2016.




CIR 2016

Ainsley Jones, Fera spoke on 'Poisoning of bees by agrochemicals: evidence from monitoring in England and Wales' at the Nice Acropolis, Nice in September 2016.


Issues including bee poisoning investigations, the trends of bee poisoning cases, & how the ever changing regulatory landscape affects our efforts were discussed in detail, with key learnings explained and evaluated.


Our current bee testing capabilities are outlined here. And with over 25 years of experience running GLP complaint bee studies, we are a global leader in bee toxicity testing.

Bee testing

We are co-located with the National Bee Unit giving us unrivalled instant access to over 150 colonies of honey bees. Our bee Ecotoxicologists are at forefront of bee toxicity testing and active participants within many working groups including ICPPR


See the event agenda here


Our Agrochemical experts were available to discuss all manner of agrochemical issues, as well as issues across the overall agri-food chain.



Speak to our regulatory consultancy team where we offer a broad range of support, consultancy and problem solving capabilities which can be tailored to suit your needs ensuring your biocidal products get to market successfully. We can provide advice on specific issues, study design and monitoring or the preparation and submission of dossiers.

Listen to Ainsley Jones

Ainsley Jones has over 30 years experience in the use of analytical chemistry techniques to study exposure to chemicals. He has extensive expertise in developing and applying procedures to determine plant protection chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other organic chemicals in wide range of materials including animal tissues, crops, pollen, nectar, water, soil, sediment and air. He is also our most experienced study director and has directed hundreds of GLP-compliant studies in areas as diverse as wildlife monitoring, crop residues, metabolism and operator exposure.

Contact Ainsley Jones

Telephone: +44 (0)1904 462451

Email: ainsley.jones@fera.co.uk