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

Spirotetramat, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide, acaricide
First published in the EFSA Journal
7 June 2013
27 May 2013
2 August 2013. This version replaces the previous one/s.

Following consideration of the position paper submitted by the applicant but not evaluated during the peer review, the data gap concerning the toxicological profile of the metabolites spirotetramat-ketohydroxy and spirotetramat-monohydroxy has been removed. Related texts in sections 2 and 3 have also been amended. Corrections have been made to pages 2, 8, 9, 10 and 17.

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 Austria, for the pesticide active substance spirotetramat are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 188/2011. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of spirotetramat as an insecticide and acaricide on citrus and lettuce. 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
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EFSA Journal 2013;11(6):3243 [90 pp.].
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