Pesticides peer-review experts meetings

The Pesticides Unit holds expert consultations on scientific and technical issues related to the peer review of a substance. They involve scientific experts nominated by Member States. These experts represent the following organisations:

  • Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety
  • Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment (Belgium)
  • Scientific Institute of Public Health (Belgium)
  • Bulgarian Food Safety Agency
  • Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health (Croatia)
  • Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture (Czech Republic)
  • National Institute of Public Health (Czech Republic)
  • Danish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency
  • French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety
  • Federal Institute of Risk Assessment (Germany)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (Germany)
  • Benaki Phytopathological Institute (Greece)
  • Central Agricultural Office (Hungary)
  • National Food Chain Safety Office (Hungary)
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (Ireland)
  • International Centre for Pesticides and Health Risk Prevention (Italy)
  • State Plant Protection Service (Latvia)
  • State Plant Service under the Ministry of Agriculture (Lithuania)
  • Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Netherlands)
  • Norwegian Food Safety Authority
  • Food and Veterinary Directorate-General (Portugal)
  • National Reference Laboratory for Pesticides, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy (Slovakia)
  • Water Research Institute (Slovakia)
  • National Institute of Public Health (Slovenia)
  • National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (Spain)
  • Swedish Chemicals Agency
  • Chemicals Regulation Directorate (UK)

In the interests of transparency, EFSA invites Member State experts to submit annual Declarations of Interest (DoIs), although they are not obliged to do so. EFSA does not screen these DoIs as the responsibility for ensuring the suitability of Member State experts taking part in the pesticides peer reviews lies with the Member States that nominate them.

Expert consultations are divided into the following groups (each consultation involves a selection of experts from the relevant list of members):

Dates and draft discussion points of previous and upcoming meetings: