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

mesotrione, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
7 March 2016
19 February 2016
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 the United Kingdom and co-rapporteur Member State Belgium for the pesticide active substance mesotrione 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 use of mesotrione as a herbicide on maize. The reliable end points, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment 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(3):4419
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European Commission

Background documents

Additional information is available in the Assessment report