Guidance on the risk assessment of plant protection products on bees (Apis mellifera, Bombus spp. and solitary bees)

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(7):3295 [266 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3295
Acknowledgements

EFSA wishes to thank the members of the working group: Gérard Arnold, Jos Boesten, Mark Clook, Robert Luttik, Fabio Sgolastra, Jacoba Wassenberg and the hearing expert Jens Pistorius for the preparatory work on this scientific output and EFSA staff: Franz Streissl, Maria Arena, Csaba Szentes, Agnès Rortais and Olaf Mosbach-Schulz for the support provided to this scientific output.

Type
Guidance of EFSA
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2011-00418
Approved
27 June 2013
Published in the EFSA Journal
4 July 2013
Last Updated
4 July 2014. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

The Guidance Document is intended to provide guidance for notifiers and authorities in the context of the review of plant protection products (PPPs) and their active substances under Regulation (EC) 1107/2009. The scientific opinion on the science behind the development of a risk assessment of plant protection products on bees (Apis mellifera, Bombus spp. and solitary bees) (EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR), 2012a) provided the scientific basis for the development of the Guidance Document. Specific Protection Goals were agreed in consultation with the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health. The Guidance Document suggests a tiered risk assessment scheme with a simple and cost-effective first tier to more complex higher tier studies under field conditions. Each of the tiers will have to ensure that the appropriate level of protection is achieved.

Keywords
honey bees, risk assessment, pesticides, Apis mellifera, Bombus, solitary bees
Print on demand
EFSA - European Food Safety Authority
Corporate author
EFSA - European Food Safety Authority
Themes
Food technology and food safety, Environment - Ecology
ISBN number
978-92-9199-557-8
Catalogue number
TM-01-13-440-EN-C
Price
€ 9.00
Number of Pages
266
Order status
Available