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

captan, peer review, risk assessment, pesticide, fungicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
11 septembre 2020
24 juillet 2020
Conclusion on Pesticides


The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State Austria and co‐rapporteur Member State Italy for the pesticide active substance captan are reported and the confirmatory data following the Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as well. 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 captan as a fungicide on pome fruit, peaches and nectarines, plums, cherry, tomato, strawberries (field use) and strawberries (greenhouse application). 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.peerrevieew [at]
EFSA Journal 2020;18(9):6230
Question Number
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European Commission

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