Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance ethofumesate

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(1):4374 [141 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4374
Type
Conclusion on Pesticides
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2014-00718
Approved
17 December 2015
Published
19 January 2016
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract

The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State Austria and co-rapporteur Member State Denmark for the pesticide active substance ethofumesate and the assessment of applications for maximum residue levels (MRLs) are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of ethofumesate as a herbicide on sugar beet, fodder beet and red beet. MRLs were assessed in sugar beet, fodder beet and red beet. The reliable end points, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment and the proposed MRL, are presented. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. Concerns are identified.

Keywords
ethofumesate peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
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Number of Pages
141