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Conclusion on the peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance S-abscisic acid

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Author(s): European Food Safety Authority

Journal: EFSA Journal
ISSN 1831-4732

Volume: 11;
Issue: 8;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: S-abscisic acid | peer review | risk assessment | pesticide | plant growth regulator

ABSTRACT
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 the Netherlands, for the pesticide active substance S-abscisic acid are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Commission Regulation EU No 188/2011. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of S-abscisic acid as a plant growth regulator on tomato seedlings and grapes. 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 in the areas of residues and ecotoxicology, as the consumer risk assessment and the risk assessment for higher aquatic plants for some metabolites could not be finalised based on the data available.
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