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According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), on February 5, 2021, the European Food Safety Authority issued a peer review on the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance spiroxamine.
After evaluation, the use of spirosactan as a fungicide in grapes, wheat, triticale, rye, barley and oats has been evaluated. The European Food Safety Agency has proposed reliable endpoints for regulatory risk assessment. Part of the original report is as follows:
The conclusions of the EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessment carried out by the competent authority of the rapporteur Member State, Germany, for the pesticide active substance spiroxamine are reported. The context of the peer review was that requested by the European Commission following the submission and evaluation of confirmatory ecotoxicology data. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of spiroxamine as a fungicide on grapes, wheat, triticale, rye, barley and oats. The reliable end points concluded as being appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, derived from the available studies and literature in the dossier peer reviewed, are presented.
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