Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance azadirachtin (Margosa extract)

azadirachtin, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, acaricide, insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
14. September 2018
15. März 2018
Conclusion on Pesticides


The conclusions of the 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 azadirachtin are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the additional representative use of azadirachtin as an acaricide on greenhouse ornamentals. Conclusions are also represented for the representative use evaluated for the approval of azadirachtin, which was as an insecticide on potatoes. The reliable endpoints, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, 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 2018;16(9):5234
On request from
European Commission
Legal notice: The present version of the Conclusion is a provisional publication of the sanitised version of the document, as provided by the applicant on 11 April 2018, pending the finalisation of the decision making process on the confidentiality claims submitted by the applicant.

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