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Latest EFSA reviews

Latest EFSA reviews

1 Sep 2020

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for aminopyralid according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance aminopyralid.

To assess the occurrence of aminopyralid residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EU) No 188/2011, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (including the supporting residues data).

Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. All information required by the regulatory framework was present and a risk to consumers was not identified.

For more information see the EFSA report.

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for Pseudomonas sp. strain DSMZ 13134 according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance Pseudomonas sp. strain DSMZ 13134.

To assess the occurrence of Pseudomonas sp. strain DSMZ 13134 residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EU) No 188/2011, as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (including the supporting residues data).

Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals cannot be derived and are deemed not to be necessary. A consumer risk assessment cannot be performed quantitatively. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework would still be desirable.

The outcome of the assessment was compared to the criteria defined by the European Commission for inclusion of pesticide active substances in Annex IV of the Regulation. A proposal for inclusion of Pseudomonas sp. strain DSMZ 13134 into Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 is derived by EFSA based on the authorised uses of this Art. 12 review.

For more information see the EFSA report.

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

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, Austria, and co‐rapporteur Member State, Malta, for the pesticide active substance abamectin 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 abamectin as an insecticide and acaricide on tomato and strawberry. 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.

For more information see the EFSA report.