Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance pyrethrins

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(1):3032 [76 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3032
Type
Conclusion on Pesticides
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2009-00286
Approved
12 December 2012
Published
9 January 2013
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract

The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State Italy, for the pesticide active substance pyrethrins are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2229/2004, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1095/2007. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of pyrethrins as an insecticide on tomato, pepper, cucumber, melons, strawberries, potatoes, lettuce and ornamentals. The reliable endpoints concluded as being appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, derived from the available studies and literature in the dossier peer reviewed, are presented. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. Concerns are identified.

Keywords
Pyrethrins, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide
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Number of Pages
76