The European Union publishes a peer review on the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kustak strain PB 54
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Food Partner Network News According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), on April 8, 2021, the European Food Safety Authority announced the active substance Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki ) Pesticide risk assessment of strain PB 54 is released for peer review.

   After evaluation, the Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. Kustak strain PB 54 was used as an insecticide for stone fruit, ornamental plants (for field use) and tomatoes (for field, permanent greenhouse and walk-in tunnel use) On the basis of this, the European Food Safety Agency has proposed reliable endpoints for regulatory risk assessment, listed missing information required by the regulatory framework, and the problem has been determined. Part of the original report is as follows:
  The conclusions of the EFSA following the peer review of the initial risk assessments carried out by the competent authorities of the rapporteur Member State, Denmark, and co‐rapporteur Member State, the Netherlands, for the pesticide active substance Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain PB 54 and the considerations as regards the inclusion of the substance in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 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 Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. kurstaki strain PB 54 as an insecticide on stone fruit and ornamentals (field uses) and tomato (field, permanent greenhouse and walk‐in tunnel uses). 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.
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