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

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(3):4419 [103 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4419
Type
Conclusion on Pesticides
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2014-00743
Approved
19 February 2016
Published in the EFSA Journal
7 March 2016
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 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.

Keywords
mesotrione, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
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Number of Pages
103