Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of confirmatory data submitted for the active substance imidacloprid

imidacloprid, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
2 juillet 2014
17 juin 2014
Conclusion on Pesticides


The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessment carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State Germany, for the pesticide active substance imidacloprid are reported. The context of the peer review was that requested by the European Commission following the submission and evaluation of confirmatory mammalian toxicology and ecotoxicology data. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of imidacloprid as an insecticide on apples, tomatoes and sugar beet. The reliable endpoints concluded as being appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, derived from the available studies and literature in the dossier peer reviewed, are presented. No concerns are identified.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.peerreview [at]
EFSA Journal 2014;12(7):3741
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

Background documents

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