Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance thifensulfuron-methyl

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(7):4201 [144 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4201
Type
Conclusion on Pesticides
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2014-00626
Approved
6 July 2015
Published in the EFSA Journal
23 July 2015
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

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 United Kingdom, for the pesticide active substance thifensulfuron-methyl are reported.  The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Regulation (EU) No 1141/2010 as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 380/2013. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of thifensulfuron-methyl as a herbicide on spring cereals (wheat, barley, oat, rye), winter cereals (wheat, barley, oat, rye, triticale), corn/maize and soybeans. 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.

Keywords
thifensulfuron-methyl, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
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Number of Pages
144