Use of EFSA Pesticide Residue Intake Model (EFSA PRIMo revision 3)

dietary risk assessment model, pesticide residues
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 Enero 2018
19 Diciembre 2017
Guidance of EFSA

Following feedback from users, the risk assessment tool has been updated into version 3.1, including editorial modifications and corrections of input values used for the calculation of the exposure assessments. A summary of the modifications introduced is made available in a technical report.


Since 2007, the EFSA PRIMo (Pesticide Residue Intake Model), an Excel-based calculation spreadsheet, is the standard tool used at EU level to perform the dietary risk assessment for pesticide residues in the framework of setting and reviewing of maximum residue levels for pesticides under Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 and in the peer review of pesticides under Regulation (EU) No 1107/2009. The model was now updated with regard to food consumption data derived from some recent dietary food surveys. In addition, new functionalities were included in the calculation spread sheet to make the tool more user-friendly and to allow automatic integration of the EFSA PRIMo in the workflows where dietary risk assessments are performed.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(1):5147
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