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According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), on April 8, 2021, the European Food Safety Authority issued a peer review on the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance calcium carbonate.
After evaluating the use of calcium carbonate as a repellent in forestry deciduous and coniferous trees, the European Food Safety Agency has proposed reliable endpoints for regulatory risk assessment and listed missing information required by the regulatory framework. The problem has been determine. Part of the original report is as follows:
The conclusions of EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State Spain and co‐rapporteur Member State Hungary for the pesticide active substance calcium carbonate 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 calcium carbonate as a repellent on deciduous and coniferous trees in forestry. 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. No concerns were identified.
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