Will EFSA’s Neonicotinoid Risk Assessment Comply with US Data Quality Guidelines?

November 17, 2017

Editor’s Note: Under US EPA risk assessment procedures, source studies must meet the standards set by the Data Quality Act and its implementing guidance in order to be considered. Will EFSA hold its source studies to similar standards?

From: Food Ingredients 1st

Neonicotinoid pesticides: EFSA to update risk assessment to bees early next year

There are just a few months to go before the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) updates its risk assessment on the potential risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides. The assessments for clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam will be finalized next February, following a final round of consultation with pesticide experts in the Member States.

Jose Tarazona, head of EFSA’s Pesticides Unit, explains the complexities of the process.

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