Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain SA‐11

Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain SA‐11, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
26. Oktober 2020
Approved
15. September 2020
Type
Conclusion on Pesticides

Abstract

The conclusions of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State, Denmark, and co‐rapporteur Member State, the Netherlands, for the pesticide active substance Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain SA‐11 and the considerations as regards the inclusion of the substance in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 844/2012, as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/1659. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain SA‐11 as an insecticide on pome fruits (field use), protected tomato (including permanent greenhouses and walk‐in tunnels) and turf (field use). 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
Contact
pesticides.peerreview [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6261
EFSA Journal 2020;18(10):6261
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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