Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of confirmatory data submitted for the active substance imidacloprid

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2014;12(7):3741 [20 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3741
Type
Conclusion on Pesticides
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2013-01012
Approved
17 June 2014
Published in the EFSA Journal
2 July 2014
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Abstract

The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessment carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State Germany, for the pesticide active substance imidacloprid are reported. The context of the peer review was that requested by the European Commission following the submission and evaluation of confirmatory mammalian toxicology and ecotoxicology data. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of imidacloprid as an insecticide on apples, tomatoes and sugar beet. 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. No concerns are identified.

Keywords
imidacloprid, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide
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Number of Pages
20