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

isoxaflutole, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
24 February 2016
16 February 2016
Last Updated
19 April 2016. This version replaces the previous one/s.
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 authorities of the rapporteur Member State Italy and co-rapporteur Member State Slovenia for the pesticide active substance isoxaflutole and the assessment of the MRL application to set an import tolerance in soya bean grown in USA 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 isoxaflutole as a herbicide on maize and sweet corn. The reliable end points, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment and the proposed MRLs, 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 2016;14(2):4416
On request from
European Commission

Background documents

Additional information is available in the Assessment report