Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance plant oils/rapeseed oil

Rapeseed oil, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide, acaricide
First published in the EFSA Journal
17 January 2013
18 December 2012
Conclusion on Pesticides


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, Spain, for the pesticide active substance rapeseed oil 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 rapeseed oil as an insecticide and acaricide in orchards, and on field and glasshouse 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.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.peerreview [at]
EFSA Journal 2013;11(1):3058
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

Background documents

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