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

methoxyfenozide, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
6 September 2017
10 August 2017
Conclusion on Pesticides


The conclusions of 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, Slovakia, for the pesticide active substance methoxyfenozide 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 use of methoxyfenozide as an insecticide on table and wine grapes, maize and sweet corn, fruiting vegetables (tomato, pepper, aubergine) and leaf vegetables (lettuce and other salad plants, spinach and similar, herbs). MRLs were assessed in grape leaves 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 2017;15(9):4978
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European Commission

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