Risk Assessment for Birds and Mammals


European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2009; 7(12):1438

EFSA wishes to thank the members of the Joint Working Group for the preparation of this EFSA scientific output: Lilian Tornqvist (chair, DG SANCO), Apolonia Novillo (Spain), Brian Woolacott (United Kingdom), Elisabeth Dryselius (Sweden) Henry (Her) de Heer (The Netherlands), Manousous Foudoulakis (Greece), Martin Streloke and Andreas Höllrigl-Rosta (Germany), Robert Luttik (technical expert), Andy Hart (technical expert), and EFSA’s staff member Christine Füll for the support provided to this EFSA scientific output. The final GD was edited by Andy Hart, Robert Luttik and EFSA’s staff member Christine Füll. Further, EFSA wishes to thank all PPR Panel members (2006-2009)and all experts involved in the preparation of the underlying opinion. For a complete list of acknowledgements please refer to that opinion (EFSA, 2008). EFSA also wishes to thank its staff member Jane Richardson (Assessment and Methodology Unit) for the development of the tool (Excel spreadsheets) for Tier 1 calculations.

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Published in the EFSA Journal
17 December 2009
Last Updated
26 July 2010. This version replaces the previous one/s.
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

Several issues were identified and the calculator tool was taken off the webpage. It will be reposted once the bugs will have been fixed.


The revised Guidance Document on Risk Assessment for Birds and Mammals on the basis of the Scientific Opinion of the PPR Panel on the Science behind the Guidance Document on Risk Assessment for Birds and Mammals (The EFSA Journal (2008) 734: 1-181) and its Appendices has been finalised based on the decisions of the Joint WG consisting of representatives from the European Commission, nominated Member States and technical experts from EFSA.

Birds, mammals, risk assessment, pesticide, plant protection product, active substance, refinement, level of protection.