The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the evaluation of applications received by the European Commission concerning basic substances. In this context, EFSA’s scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member States and EFSA on the additional information submitted in relation to the basic substance application for talc E553B are presented. The context of the evaluation was that required by the European Commission in accordance with Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 following the submission of an application for approval of talc E553B as a basic substance for use in plant protection as repellent on fruit trees and grapevines. The current report summarises the outcome of the consultation process organised by EFSA and presents EFSA’s scientific views on the individual comments received.
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications:
1 September 2017
27 July 2017