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Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance Reynoutria sachalinensis extract


  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

  • Correspondence: pesticides.peerreview@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 25 August 2015
  • Published date: 11 September 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00332, EFSA-Q-2014-00332, EFSA-Q-2014-00332
  • On request from: European Commission


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 United Kingdom, for the pesticide active substance Reynoutria sachalinensis extract, and the considerations as regards the application to include Reynoutria sachalinensis extract in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, are reported. The context of the peer review was that required by Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of Reynoutria sachalinensis extract as a plant elicitor on grapes, wheat, tomato and strawberry. The reliable endpoints, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, are presented. Missing information identified as being required by the regulatory framework is listed. Concerns are identified.