Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance terpenoid blend QRD-460

terpenoid blend QRD-460, α-terpinene, p-cymene, d-limonene, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
7 October 2014
20 August 2014
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 the Netherlands for the pesticide active substance terpenoid blend QRD-460 are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of terpenoid blend QRD-460 as an insecticide on tomato, melon, cucumber and pepper. 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 2014;12(10):3816
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European Commission

Background documents

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