Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance acetic acid

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(1):3060 [57 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3060
Type
Conclusion on Pesticides
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2009-00267
Approved
18 dicembre 2012
Published
25 gennaio 2013
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 authority of the rapporteur Member State, Germany, for the pesticide active substance acetic acid are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2229/2004, as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1095/2007 and Commission Regulation (EU) No. 114/2010. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of acetic acid as a herbicide in pome fruit, stone fruit, paths and roads, ornamental trees and shrubs, turf, and lawns. 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. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. Concerns are identified.

Keywords
Acetic acid, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
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Number of Pages
57