Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance halauxifen-methyl (XDE-729 methyl)

halauxifen-methyl, halauxifen, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
8 December 2014
17 November 2014
Conclusion on Pesticides


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 United Kingdom for the pesticide active substance halauxifen-methyl 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 representative uses of halauxifen-methyl as a herbicide on winter cereals (soft wheat, durum wheat, spelt, barley, rye, triticale) and spring cereals (wheat, barley, durum wheat and rye). 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.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.peerreview [at]
EFSA Journal 2014;12(12):3913
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European Commission

Background documents

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