EFSA's has launched a public consultation on the draft guidance document of the EFSA Panel on Plant Protection Products and their Residues on the establishment of the residue definition for dietary risk assessment. This document provides a framework for harmonizing the process of the establishment of the residue definition for dietary risk assessment by inclusion/exclusion of pesticide residues on the basis of their toxicity and potential for exposure in the diet. The guidance document is complemented by three practical case studies which are intended to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed approach.
It is noted that the chapter of uncertainties is under development and its finalization is pending the ongoing work on a guidance document of EFSA’s Scientific Committee on uncertainty in Scientific Assessment.
In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency and in order for EFSA to receive comments from the scientific community and stakeholders, EFSA has launched a public consultation on the draft document developed by the PPR Panel of EFSA.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 2 May 2016. Please use the electronic template provided to submit comments and refer to the line and page numbers. Please note that after 2 hours your working session will expire and comments submitted after that time will not be recorded and transmitted. If you would like to submit additional data to support your comments or files send an email to: pesticides.ppr [at] efsa.europa.eu Please note that comments will not be considered if they:
- are submitted after the closing date of the public consultation;
- are not related to the contents of the document;
- contain complaints against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material;
- are related to policy or risk management aspects, which are out of the scope of EFSA's activity.
EFSA will assess all comments from interested parties which are submitted in line with the criteria above. The comments will be further considered by the relevant EFSA Panel and taken into consideration if found to be relevant.
All comments submitted will be published. Comments submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be presented anonymously. Comments submitted formally on behalf of an organization will appear with the name of the organization.
Submit comments (deadline: 2 May 2016)