Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance benfluralin

benfluralin, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
15. November 2019
23. September 2019
Conclusion on Pesticides


The conclusions of the EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State, Norway, and co‐rapporteur Member State, the Netherlands, for the pesticide active substance benfluralin are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of benfluralin as a herbicide on chicory and lettuce. The reliable end points, 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 2019;17(11):5842
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European Commission

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