Peer review of the pesticide risk assessment of the active substance Aspergillus flavus strain MUCL54911
EFSA J. 2022 Mar 31;20(3):e07202. doi: 10.2903/j.efsa.2022.7202. eCollection 2022 Mar.
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, Italy, for the pesticide active substance Aspergillus flavus strain MUCL54911 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 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 use of Aspergillus flavus strain MUCL54911 as a biocontrol agent for reduction of aflatoxins contamination on maize (field application). 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.