Pioglitazone Accord

Glavna informacija

  • Trgovački naziv:
  • Pioglitazone Accord
  • Koristi za:
  • Ljudi
  • Vrsta lijekova:
  • alopatski lijek

Dokument

Lokalizacija

  • Na raspolaganju u:
  • Pioglitazone Accord
    Europska Unija
  • Jezik:
  • hrvatski

Terapeutski informacija

  • Terapijska grupa:
  • Lijekovi koji se koriste u dijabetesu
  • Područje terapije:
  • Dijabetes Mellitus, tip 2
  • Terapijske indikacije:
  • Pioglitazon je indiciran u liječenju dijabetesa melitusa tipa 2:.

Druge informacije

Status

  • Izvor:
  • EMA - European Medicines Agency
  • Status autorizacije:
  • odobren
  • Broj odobrenja:
  • EMEA/H/C/002277
  • Datum autorizacije:
  • 21-03-2012
  • EMEA koda:
  • EMEA/H/C/002277
  • Zadnje ažuriranje:
  • 03-03-2018

Izvješće o ocjeni javnog

EMA/737884/2016

EMEA/H/C/002277

EPAR, sažetak za javnost

Pioglitazone Accord

pioglitazon

Ovo je sažetak europskoga javnog izvješća o ocjeni dokumentacije o lijeku (EPAR) za lijek Pioglitazone

Accord. Objašnjava kako je Agencija ocijenila lijek kako bi preporučila njegovo odobrenje u EU-u te

uvjete za njegovu primjenu. Svrha sažetka nije davati praktične savjete o primjeni lijeka Pioglitazone

Accord.

Praktične informacije o primjeni lijeka Pioglitazone Accord bolesnici trebaju pročitati u uputi o lijeku,

odnosno obratiti se svom liječniku ili ljekarniku.

Što je Pioglitazone Accord i za što se koristi?

Lijek Pioglitazone Accord primjenjuje se za liječenje dijabetesa tipa 2 u odraslih osoba (u dobi od 18

godina i starijih), osobito u onih prekomjerne tjelesne težine. Upotrebljava se kao dodatak prehrani i

tjelovježbi na sljedeći način:

kao monoterapija u bolesnika kojima metformin (drugi lijek za liječenje dijabetesa) nije prikladan;

u kombinaciji s metforminom u bolesnika u kojih se ne može postići zadovoljavajuća kontrola samo

metforminom, ili sulfonilurejom (drugom vrstom lijeka za liječenje dijabetesa) ako metformin nije

prikladan u bolesnika koji se ne mogu zadovoljavajuće kontrolirati samo sulfonilurejom;

zajedno s metforminom i sulfonilurejom u bolesnika koje se ne može zadovoljavajuće kontrolirati

unatoč liječenju dvama lijekovima oralnom primjenom;

zajedno s inzulinom u bolesnika koje se ne može zadovoljavajuće kontrolirati samo inzulinom i koji

ne mogu uzimati metformin.

Pioglitazone Accord je „generički lijek”. To znači da je Pioglitazone Accord sličan „referentnom lijeku”

koji je već odobren u Europskoj uniji (EU) pod nazivom Actos. Više informacija o generičkim lijekovima

potražite u dokumentu s pitanjima i odgovorima ovdje

Pioglitazone Accord sadrži djelatnu tvar pioglitazon.

Kako se Pioglitazone Accord koristi?

Lijek Pioglitazone Accord izdaje se samo na recept.

Lijek je dostupan u obliku tableta (15, 30 i 45 mg), a preporučena početna doza je 15 ili 30 mg

jedanput dnevno. Tu će dozu možda biti potrebno povećati nakon jednog ili dva tjedna do 45 mg

jednom dnevno ako je potrebna bolja kontrola glukoze u krvi (šećera).

Nakon tri do šest mjeseci liječenja lijekom Pioglitazone Accord potrebno je procijeniti učinke liječenja i

prekinuti ga u bolesnika u kojih nisu vidljive dostatne koristi. U naknadnim procjenama liječnici koji

propisuju terapiju trebali bi potvrditi da su se održale koristi za bolesnike.

Kako djeluje Pioglitazone Accord?

Dijabetes tipa 2 bolest je pri kojoj gušterača ne proizvodi dovoljno inzulina za kontrolu razine glukoze

u krvi ili pri kojoj se tijelo ne može učinkovito koristiti inzulinom. Djelatna tvar u lijeku Pioglitazone

Accord, pioglitazon, čini stanice (masti, mišića i jetre) osjetljivijima na inzulin, što znači da tijelo bolje

iskorištava inzulin koji proizvodi. Posljedica toga je smanjenje razine glukoze u krvi, što pomaže pri

kontroli dijabetesa tipa 2.

Kako je Pioglitazone Accord ispitivan?

Budući da je lijek Pioglitazone Accord generički lijek, ispitivanja na ljudima bila su ograničena na

utvrđivanje činjenice je li lijek bioekvivalentan referentnom lijeku Actos. Dva su lijeka bioekvivalentna

ako proizvode jednake razine djelatne tvari u tijelu.

Koje su koristi i rizici lijeka Pioglitazone Accord?

Budući da je lijek Pioglitazone Accord generički lijek te je bioekvivalentan referentnom lijeku, smatra

se da su njegove koristi i rizici isti kao i kod referentnog lijeka.

Zašto je lijek Pioglitazone Accord odobren?

Odbor za lijekove za humanu uporabu(CHMP) pri Agenciji zaključio je kako je, u skladu sa zahtjevima

EU-a, lijek Pioglitazone Accord dokazao usporedivu kakvoću te da je bioekvivalentan lijeku Actos.

Stoga je stav CHMP-a da korist nadmašuje identificirani rizik, kao i za Actos. Odbor je preporučio

davanje odobrenja za stavljanje lijeka Pioglitazone Accord u promet u EU-u.

Koje se mjere poduzimaju kako bi se osigurala sigurna i učinkovita

primjena lijeka Pioglitazone Accord?

Tvrtka koja stavlja na tržište lijek Pioglitazone Accord osigurat će edukativni materijal za liječnike koji

propisuju taj lijek koji će obuhvaćati informacije o mogućem riziku od srčanog zastoja i raka mjehura u

liječenjima u kojima se primjenjuje pioglitazon, o kriterijima za odabir bolesnika te potrebi za redovitim

procjenjivanjem učinaka terapije i prekidom liječenja ako bolesnici više nemaju koristi od njega.

Preporuke i mjere opreza kojih se zdravstveni radnici i bolesnici trebaju pridržavati u cilju sigurne i

učinkovite primjene lijeka Pioglitazone Accord nalaze se također u sažetku opisa svojstava lijeka i u

uputi o lijeku.

Ostale informacije o lijeku Pioglitazone Accord

Europska komisija izdala je odobrenje za stavljanje lijeka Pioglitazone Accord u promet koje vrijedi na

prostoru Europske unije od 21. ožujka 2012.

Cjelovito europsko javno izvješće o ocjeni dokumentacije o lijeku (EPAR) za lijek Pioglitazone Accord

nalazi se na internetskim stranicama Agencije: ema.europa.eu/Find medicine/Human

medicines/European Public Assessment Reports. Više informacija o liječenju lijekom Pioglitazone

Accord pročitajte u uputi o lijeku (također dio EPAR-a), odnosno obratite se svom liječniku ili

ljekarniku.

Cjelovito izvješće EPAR za referentni lijek također se nalazi na internetskim stranicama Agencije.

Sažetak je posljednji put ažuriran: 11. 2016.

Uputu o lijeku

B. UPUTA O LIJEKU

Uputa o lijeku: Informacija za bolesnika

Pioglitazone Accord 15 mg tablete

Pioglitazone Accord 30 mg tablete

Pioglitazone Accord 45 mg tablete

pioglitazon

Pažljivo pročitajte cijelu uputu prije nego počnete uzimati ovaj lijek jer sadrži Vama važne

podatke.

Sačuvajte ovu uputu. Možda ćete je trebati ponovno pročitati.

Ako imate dodatnih pitanja, obratite se svom liječniku ili ljekarniku.

Ovaj je lijek propisan samo Vama. Nemojte ga davati drugima. Može im naškoditi, čak i ako

su njihovi znakovi bolesti jednaki Vašima.

Ako primijetite bilo koju nuspojavu, potrebno je obavijestiti liječnika ili ljekarnika. To

uključuje i svaku moguću nuspojavu koja nije navedena u ovoj uputi. Pogledajte dio 4.

Što se nalazi u ovoj uputi:

Što je Pioglitazone Accord i za što se koristi

Što morate znati prije nego počnete uzimati Pioglitazone Accord

Kako uzimati Pioglitazone Accord

Moguće nuspojave

Kako čuvati Pioglitazone Accord

Sadržaj pakiranja i druge informacije

1.

Što je Pioglitazone Accord i za što se koristi

Pioglitazone Accord sadrži pioglitazon. To je antidijabetički lijek koji se primjenjuje za liječenje

šećerne bolesti tipa 2 (neovisne o inzulinu) kod odraslih, kad metformin nije pogodan ili nije imao

odgovarajuće djelovanje. Ovaj tip šećerne bolesti obično se razvija u odrasloj dobi.

Pioglitazone Accord pridonosi kontroli razine šećera u krvi kad imate šećernu bolest tipa 2, tako što

pomaže Vašem tijelu da bolje iskoristi inzulin koji proizvodi. Liječnik će provjeriti djelovanje lijeka

Pioglitazone Accord 3 do 6 mjeseci nakon što ga počnete uzimati.

Pioglitazone Accord se može primjenjivati sam u bolesnika koji ne mogu uzimati metformin, a kod

kojih se liječenjem dijetom i tjelovježbom nije uspjela postići kontrola šećera u krvi, ili se može

dodati drugim lijekovima (kao što su metformin, sulfonilureja ili inzulin) koji nisu uspjeli osigurati

dostatnu kontrolu šećera u krvi.

2.

Što morate znati prije nego počnete uzimati Pioglitazone Accord

Nemojte uzimati Pioglitazone Accord:

ako ste preosjetljivi (alergični) na pioglitazon ili neki drugi sastojak ovog lijeka (naveden u

dijelu 6.).

ako imate zatajenje srca ili ste prije imali zatajenje srca.

ako imate bolest jetre.

ako imate dijabetičku ketoacidozu (komplikacija šećerne bolesti koja uzrokuje nagli gubitak na

tjelesnoj težini, mučninu i povraćanje).

ako imate ili ste imali karcinom mokraćnog mjehura.

ako imate krv u mokraći, a niste proveli odgovarajuće pretrage.

Upozorenja i mjere opreza

Obratite se svom liječniku ili ljekarniku prije nego uzmete Pioglitazone Accord (pogledajte također

dio 4.)

ako zadržavate vodu (nakupljanje tekućine) ili imate tegobe s zatajivanjem srca, osobito ako ste

stariji od 75 godina. Također, morate reći liječniku ukoliko uzimate protuupalne lijekove jer

oni također mogu uzrokovati zadržavanje tekućine i oticanje.

ako imate posebnu vrstu dijabetičke bolesti oka koja se zove makularni edem (oteknuće na

stražnjoj strani oka).

ako imate ciste na jajnicima (sindrom policističnih jajnika). Kad uzimate Pioglitazone Accord,

možete ponovno imati ovulaciju pa mogućnost trudnoće može biti povećana. Ako se to odnosi

na Vas, koristite odgovarajuću kontracepciju kako biste izbjegli mogućnost neplanirane

trudnoće.

ako imate tegobe s jetrom ili srcem. Prije nego što počnete uzimati Pioglitazone Accord uzet će

Vam se uzorak krvi da bi se provjerila funkcija Vaše jetre. Ta će se pretraga ponavljati u

redovitim razmacima. U nekih bolesnika koji su dugo imali šećernu bolest tipa 2 i srčanu

bolest ili su preboljeli moždani udar, a liječili su se lijekom Pioglitazone Accord i inzulinom

došlo je do zatajenja srca. Ako razvijete znakove zatajenja srca kao što su neuobičajeni

nedostatak zraka, brzo povećanje tjelesne težine ili lokalizirana nateknuća (edemi), čim prije

obavijestite o tome svog liječnika.

Ako uzimate Pioglitazone Accord s drugim lijekovima za šećernu bolest, veća je vjerojatnost da Vam

šećer u krvi padne ispod normalne razine (hipoglikemija).

Može Vam se pogoršati i krvna slika (anemija).

Prijelomi kostiju

U bolesnika, naročito u žena koje uzimaju pioglitazon primijećen je povećan broj prijeloma kostiju.

Liječnik koji Vas liječi zbog šećerne bolesti to će uzeti u obzir.

Djeca i adolescenti

Ne preporučuje se primjena u djece i adolescenata mlađih od 18 godina.

Drugi lijekovi i Pioglitazone Accord

Obavijestite svog liječnika ili ljekarnika ako uzimate ili ste nedavno uzeli ili biste mogli uzeti neke

druge lijekove, uključujući i one koje ste nabavili bez recepta.

Za vrijeme liječenja lijekom Pioglitazone Accord obično možete nastaviti uzimati druge lijekove.

Međutim, određeni lijekovi mogu utjecati na količinu šećera u Vašoj krvi, osobito sljedeći:

gemfibrozil (primjenjuje se za sniženje kolesterola)

rifampicin (primjenjuje se za liječenje tuberkuloze i drugih infekcija)

Obavijestite svog liječnika ili ljekarnika ako uzimate te lijekove. Provjerit će Vam šećer u krvi i nakon

toga možda promijeniti dozu lijeka Pioglitazone Accord.

Pioglitazone Accord s hranom i pićem

Tablete možete uzimati s hranom ili bez nje. Tablete trebate progutati uz čašu vode.

Trudnoća i dojenje

Obavijestite svog liječnika:

ako ste trudni, mislite da biste mogli biti trudni ili planirate trudnoću.

ako dojite ili planirate dojiti svoje dijete.

Liječnik će Vam savjetovati da prestanete uzimati lijek.

Upravljanje vozilima i strojevima

Ovaj lijek neće utjecati na Vašu sposobnost upravljanja vozilima i rada na strojevima, ali budite

oprezni ako osjetite promjene vida.

Pioglitazone Accord sadrži laktozu hidrat

Ako Vam je liječnik rekao da ne podnosite neke šećere, obratite se liječniku prije nego što uzmete

Pioglitazone Accord.

3.

Kako uzimati Pioglitazone Accord

Uvijek uzmite ovaj lijek točno onako kako Vam je rekao liječnik ili ljekarnik. Provjerite sa svojim

liječnikom ili ljekarnikom ako niste sigurni.

Uobičajena početna doza je jedna tableta od 15 mg ili 30 mg pioglitazona jedanput na dan. Vaš

liječnik može povećati dozu na najviše 45 mg jedanput dnevno. liječnik će Vam reći koju dozu trebate

uzimati.

Ako imate dojam da je učinak lijeka Pioglitazone Accord preslab, razgovarajte o tome sa svojim

liječnikom.

Pioglitazone Accord se može primjenjivati sam u bolesnika koji ne mogu uzimati metformin, a kod

kojih se liječenjem dijetom i tjelovježbom nije uspjela postići kontrola šećera u krvi, ili se može

dodati drugim lijekovima (kao što su metformin, sulfonilureja ili inzulin) koji nisu uspjeli osigurati

dostatnu kontrolu šećera u krvi.

Liječnik će tražiti da za vrijeme liječenja lijekom Pioglitazone Accord povremeno napravite krvne

pretrage, da bi se provjerilo radi li Vaša jetra normalno.

Ako se pridržavate posebne dijete za šećernu bolest, trebate nastaviti s dijetom dok uzimate

Pioglitazone Accord.

Trebate provjeravati tjelesnu težinu u redovitim vremenskim razmacima. Ako Vam se tjelesna težina

poveća, obavijestite o tome Vašeg liječnika.

Ako uzmete više lijeka Pioglitazone Accord nego što ste trebali

Ako slučajno uzmete previše tableta ili ako neka druga osoba ili dijete uzmu Vaš lijek, odmah o tome

obavijestite liječnika ili ljekarnika. Može doći do sniženja šećera u krvi ispod normalne razine, no

razina šećera u krvi može se povisiti uzimanjem šećera. Preporučuje se da sa sobom nosite kockice

šećera, slatkiše, kekse ili slatki voćni sok.

Ako ste zaboravili uzeti Pioglitazone Accord

Uzimajte Pioglitazone Accord svaki dan, onako kako je propisano. Međutim, ako propustite uzeti

dozu, jednostavno uzmite sljedeću u uobičajeno vrijeme. Nemojte uzeti dvostruku dozu kako biste

nadoknadili zaboravljenu tabletu.

Ako prestanete uzimati Pioglitazone Accord

Da bi Pioglitazone Accord ispravno djelovao, treba ga uzimati svaki dan. Ako prestanete uzimati

Pioglitazone Accord, šećer u krvi Vam se može povisiti. Razgovarajte s liječnikom prije nego što

prestanete s ovim liječenjem.

U slučaju bilo kakvih pitanja u vezi s primjenom ovog lijeka, obratite se svom liječniku ili ljekarniku.

4.

Moguće nuspojave

Kao i svi drugi lijekovi, ovaj lijek može uzrokovati nuspojave iako se one neće javiti kod svakoga.

Konkretno, bolesnici su razvili sljedeće ozbiljne nuspojave:

U bolesnika koji su uzimali Pioglitazone Accord u kombinaciji s inzulinom često (može se pojaviti u

od 1 do 10 na 100 osoba) se razvilo zatajenje srca. Simptomi su neuobičajen nedostatak zraka, brzo

povećanje tjelesne težine ili lokalizirano oticanje (edemi). Ako primijetite neki od ovih znakova,

osobito ako ste stariji od 65 godina, odmah potražite liječnički savjet.

Karcinom mokraćnog mjehura manje je često (može se pojaviti u od 1 do 10 na 1000 osoba) nastao u

bolesnika koji uzimaju Pioglitazone Accord. Znakovi i simptomi uključuju krv u mokraći, bol pri

mokrenju i iznenadnu potreba za mokrenjem. Ako osjetite neki od ovih simptoma, čim prije

razgovarajte o tome s Vašim liječnikom.

Lokalizirano oteknuće (edemi) također su vrlo često nastajali u bolesnika koji su uzimali Pioglitazone

Accord u kombinaciji s inzulinom. Ako primijetite ovu nuspojavu, čim prije razgovarajte s Vašim

liječnikom.

Prijelomi kostiju često (može se pojaviti u od 1 do 10 na 100 osoba) su zabilježeni u žena koje su

uzimale Pioglitazone Accord, kao i u muškaraca (učestalost nije moguće utvrditi iz dostupnih

podataka) koji su uzimali Pioglitazone Accord. Ako razvijete ovu nuspojavu, čim prije razgovarajte s

Vašim liječnikom.

U bolesnika koji uzimaju Pioglitazone Accord zabilježen je i zamagljen vid zbog oticanja (ili

tekućine) stražnje strane oka (učestalost se ne može procijeniti iz dostupnih podataka). Ako prvi put

osjetite ovaj simptom, čim prije razgovarajte Vašim liječnikom. Ako ste već prije imali zamagljen vid

i taj se simptom pogoršava, čim prije razgovarajte sa svojim liječnikom.

Kod bolesnika koji su uzimali Pioglitazone Accord prijavljene su alergijske reakcije (učestalost se ne

može procijeniti iz dostupnih podataka). Ako imate ozbiljnu alergijsku reakciju, uključujući

koprivnjaču i oticanje lica, usana, jezika ili grla to može uzrokovati teškoće s disanjem ili gutanjem,

prestanite s uzimanjem lijeka i obratite se svom liječniku što je moguće prije.

Ostale nuspojave koje su osjetili neki bolesnici koji uzimaju Pioglitazone Accord su:

često (mogu se pojaviti u od 1 do 10 na 100 osoba)

infekcija dišnih puteva

poremećen vid

povećanje tjelesne težine

utrnulost

manje često (mogu se pojaviti u od 1 do 10 na 1000 osoba)

upala sinusa (sinusitis)

poteškoće sa spavanjem (nesanica)

nepoznato (učestalost se ne može procijeniti iz dostupnih podataka)

povišenje vrijednosti jetrenih enzima

- alergijske reakcije

Druge nuspojave koje su neki bolesnici osjetili kod uzimanja lijeka Pioglitazone Accord s drugim

antidijabetičkim lijekovima su:

vrlo često (mogu se pojaviti kod više od 1 na 10 osoba)

snižen šećer u krvi (hipoglikemija)

često (mogu se pojaviti u do 1 na 10 osoba)

glavobolja

omaglica

bol u zglobovima

impotencija

križobolja

nedostatak zraka

malo sniženje broja crvenih krvnih stanica

nadutost

manje često (mogu se pojaviti u od 1 do 10 na 1000 osoba)

šećer u mokraći, proteini u mokraći

povišenje enzima

osjećaj vrtnje (vrtoglavica)

znojenje

umor

pojačan apetit

Prijavljivanje nuspojava

Ako primijetite bilo koju nuspojavu, potrebno je obavijestiti liječnika ili ljekarnika. Ovo uključuje i

svaku moguću nuspojavu koja nije navedena u ovoj uputi. Nuspojave možete prijaviti izravno putem

nacionalnog sustava za prijavu nuspojava navedenog u Dodatku V. Prijavljivanjem nuspojava možete

pridonijeti u procjeni sigurnosti ovog lijeka.

5.

Kako čuvati Pioglitazone Accord

Ovaj lijek čuvajte izvan pogleda i dohvata djece.

Ovaj lijek se ne smije upotrijebiti nakon isteka roka valjanosti navedenog na kutiji i blisteru iza

“EXP”. Rok valjanosti odnosi se na zadnji dan navedenog mjeseca.

Lijek ne zahtijeva posebne uvjete čuvanja.

Nikada nemojte nikakve lijekove bacati u otpadne vode ili kućni otpad. Pitajte svog ljekarnika kako

baciti lijekove koje više ne koristite. Ove će mjere pomoći u očuvanju okoliša.

6.

Sadržaj pakiranja i druge informacije

Što Pioglitazone Accord sadrži

Djelatna tvar u lijeku Pioglitazone Accord je pioglitazon.

Jedna Pioglitazone Accord 15 mg tableta sadrži 15 mg pioglitazona (u obliku klorida).

Jedna Pioglitazone Accord 30 mg tableta sadrži 30 mg pioglitazona (u obliku klorida).

Jedna Pioglitazone Accord 45 mg tableta sadrži 45 mg pioglitazona (u obliku klorida).

Ostali sastojci su laktoza hidrat, karmelozakalcij, hidroksipropilceluloza (E 465) i magnezijev

stearat (E 572).

Kako Pioglitazone Accord izgleda i sadržaj pakiranja

Pioglitazone Accord 15 mg tablete su bijele do gotovo bijele boje, okrugle, bikonveksne, bez

ovojnice i s utisnutom oznakom ‘P’ s jedne strane i ‘15’ s druge strane.

Pioglitazone Accord 30 mg tablete su bijele do gotovo bijele boje, okrugle, plosnate tablete bez

ovojnice sa zaobljenim rubovima i utisnutom oznakom ‘PIO’ s jedne strane i ‘30’ s druge

strane.

Pioglitazone Accord 45 mg tablete su bijele do gotovo bijele boje, plosnate, okrugle tablete bez

ovojnice sa zaobljenim rubovima i utisnutom oznakom ‘PIO’ s jedne strane i ‘45’ s druge

strane.

Pioglitazone Accord je dostupan u aluminij/aluminij blister pakiranjima s 14, 28, 30, 50, 56, 84, 90,

98, 112 ili 196 tableta.

Na tržištu se ne moraju nalaziti sve veličine pakiranja.

Nositelj odobrenja za stavljanje u promet gotovog lijeka i proizvođač

Accord Healthcare Limited

Sage House, 319 Pinner Road, North Harrow, HA1 4 HF, Middlesex

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Detaljnije informacije o ovom lijeku dostupne su na web stranici Europske agencije za lijekove:

http://www.ema.europa.eu.

Ova Uputa o lijeku je dostupna na svim EU/EEA jezicima na web stranicama Europske agencije za

lijekove.

17-11-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for tau‐fluvalinate according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for tau‐fluvalinate according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance tau‐fluvalinate. To assess the occurrence of tau‐fluvalinate residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008 as well as the European authorisations reported by Member St...

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16-11-2018

Setting of an import tolerance for pyraclostrobin in rice

Setting of an import tolerance for pyraclostrobin in rice

Published on: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to set an import tolerance for the active substance pyraclostrobin in rice. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a maximum residue level (MRL) proposal for rice. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of p...

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15-11-2018

Assessment of genetically modified LLCotton25 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐010)

Assessment of genetically modified LLCotton25 for renewal of authorisation under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 (application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐010)

Published on: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 Following the submission of application EFSA‐GMO‐RX‐010 under Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 from Bayer, the Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms of the European Food Safety Authority (GMO Panel) was asked to deliver a scientific risk assessment on the data submitted in the context of the renewal of authorisation application for the herbicide‐tolerant genetically modified LLCotton25, for food and feed uses, import and processing, excluding cultivation within the EU. The d...

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13-11-2018

Setting of import tolerances for teflubenzuron in grapefruits, mandarins and broccoli

Setting of import tolerances for teflubenzuron in grapefruits, mandarins and broccoli

Published on: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF Agro BV submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to set import tolerances for the active substance teflubenzuron in grapefruits and mandarins imported from Brazil and for broccoli imported from Paraguay. The data submitted were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for grapefruits and broccoli. The MRL derived ...

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13-11-2018

The importance of vector abundance and seasonality

The importance of vector abundance and seasonality

Published on: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 This joint ECDC‐EFSA report assesses whether vector count data (abundance) and the way these change throughout the year (seasonality) can provide useful information about vector‐borne diseases epidemiological processes of interest, and therefore, whether resources should be devoted to collecting such data. The document also summarises what measures of abundance and seasonality can be collected for each vector group (mosquitoes, sandflies, midges and ticks), ...

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10-11-2018

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract (admissibility accepted when named water‐soluble extract of propolis) for use in plant protection as fungicide and bactericide

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract (admissibility accepted when named water‐soluble extract of propolis) for use in plant protection as fungicide and bactericide

Published on: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the evaluation of applications received by the European Commission concerning basic substances. In this context, EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for propolis extract are presented. The context of the evaluation ...

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6-11-2018

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Setting of import tolerances for haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed

Published on: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources submitted two requests to the competent national authority in Denmark to set import tolerances for the active substance haloxyfop‐P in linseed and rapeseed. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for linseed and rapeseed. Adequate analytical metho...

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31-10-2018

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Updated review of the existing maximum residue levels for imazalil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 following new toxicological information

Published on: Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 In compliance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA received a mandate from the European Commission to provide an update of the reasoned opinion on the review of existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for imazalil published on 5 September 2017, taking into account the additional information provided on the toxicity of the metabolites R014821, FK‐772 and FK‐284. EFSA did not derive MRL proposals from the post‐harvest uses reported on citrus fru...

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23-10-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pendimethalin

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pendimethalin

Published on: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The applicant BASF Agro BV submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to evaluate the confirmatory data that were identified in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. To address the data gaps, residue trials on strawberries, onions, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, artichokes, leeks and rape seeds were submitted. The data gaps are considere...

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20-10-2018

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraflufen‐ethyl

Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraflufen‐ethyl

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The applicant, Nichino Europe Co. Ltd., submitted application request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to evaluate confirmatory data that were identified for pyraflufen‐ethyl in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. The submitted data were sufficient to confirm the MRLs for citrus fruits, tree nuts, pome fruits, stone fruits, table and wine grapes, curra...

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20-10-2018

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Scientific Opinion of Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411): 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide from chemical group 30 (miscellaneous substances)

Published on: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA was requested to deliver a scientific opinion on the implications for human health of the flavouring substance 2‐(4‐methylphenoxy)‐N‐(1H‐pyrazol‐3‐yl)‐N‐(thiophen‐2‐ylmethyl)acetamide [FL‐no: 16.133], in the Flavouring Group Evaluation 411 (FGE.411), according to Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The substance has not been reported to occur in natural source materials of botanical or animal origin. It is intende...

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17-10-2018

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Lumpy skin disease: scientific and technical assistance on control and surveillance activities

Published on: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The duration of the vaccination campaign sufficient to eliminate lumpy skin disease (LSD) mainly depends on the vaccination effectiveness and coverage achieved. By using a spread epidemiological model, assuming a vaccination effectiveness of 65%, with 50% and 90% coverage, 3 and 4 years campaigns, respectively, are needed to eliminate LSD. When vaccination effectiveness is 80% to 95%, 2 years of vaccination at coverage of 90% is sufficient to eliminate LSD vir...

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16-10-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for mepiquat in cotton seeds and animal commodities

Published on: Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant, BASF SE, submitted an application to the competent national authority in Greece to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance mepiquat in cotton seeds. The data submitted in support of the application were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal for cotton seeds and the previously derived MRL proposals for animal commodities were found to be stil...

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6-10-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for epoxiconazole in beetroots

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for epoxiconazole in beetroots

Published on: Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance epoxiconazole in beetroots. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal for beetroots. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are...

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2-10-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for cyflufenamid according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for cyflufenamid according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance cyflufenamid. To assess the occurrence of cyflufenamid residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (in...

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28-9-2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Avian influenza overview May – August 2018

Published on: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Between 16 May and 15 August 2018, three highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) outbreaks in poultry establishments and three HPAI A(H5N6) outbreaks in wild birds were reported in Europe. Three low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) outbreaks were reported in three Member States. Few HPAI and LPAI bird cases have been detected in this period of the year, in accordance with the seasonal expected pattern of LPAI and HPAI. There is no evidence to date ...

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27-9-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for tembotrione according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for tembotrione according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance tembotrione. To assess the occurrence of tembotrione residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EU) No 188/2011 as well as the import tolerances and European author...

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27-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation on confirmatory data used in risk assessment for the active substance  copper (I), copper (II) variants

Outcome of the consultation on confirmatory data used in risk assessment for the active substance copper (I), copper (II) variants

Published on: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the risk assessment for an active substance in light of confirmatory data requested following the first approval in accordance with Article 6(1) of Directive 91/414/EEC and Article 6(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In this context EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Me...

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26-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for flonicamid in various crops

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for flonicamid in various crops

Published on: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance flonicamid in radishes. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Ne...

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25-9-2018

Daiso Holdings Ltd. recalls Daiso Brand Consumer Chemical Products

Daiso Holdings Ltd. recalls Daiso Brand Consumer Chemical Products

The recalled products have not been properly classified according to the Consumer Chemicals and Containers Regulations, 2001, in order to ensure appropriate hazard labelling. These regulations are empowered by the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act. Improper labelling could result in unintentional exposure to these products and lead to serious illness, injury or death.

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21-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for sulfoxaflor in light of confirmatory data

Outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment for sulfoxaflor in light of confirmatory data

Published on: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the risk assessment for an active substance in light of confirmatory data requested following approval in accordance with Article 6(1) of Directive 91/414/EEC and Article 6(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In this context EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member State...

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21-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for clothianidin in potatoes

Modification of the existing maximum residue level for clothianidin in potatoes

Published on: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Bayer CropScience AG submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance clothianidin to accommodate the use on potatoes imported from Canada. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are availa...

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19-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for potassium phosphonates in certain berries and small fruits

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for potassium phosphonates in certain berries and small fruits

Published on: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant LTZ Augustenberg submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance potassium phosphonates in raspberries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, gooseberries and elderberries. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all crops under c...

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19-9-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for flonicamid in various root crops

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for flonicamid in various root crops

Published on: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Council submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance flonicamid in beetroots, carrots, celeriacs/turnip rooted celeries, horseradishes, Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, parsley roots/Hamburg roots parsley, radishes, salsifies, swedes/rutabagas, tu...

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13-9-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fluquinconazole according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fluquinconazole according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance fluquinconazole. Considering the information provided by Member States, neither EU uses nor import tolerances are currently authorised for fluquinconazole within the European Union. Furthermore, no MRLs are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (codex maximum residue ...

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11-9-2018

Risk assessment of substances used in food supplements: the example of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre

Risk assessment of substances used in food supplements: the example of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre

Published on: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Botanicals and preparations derived from these are among the substances frequently added to foods and food supplements, yet the safety of many botanicals has not been systematically assessed. In the context of the EU‐FORA fellowship programme, the fellow performed an assessment on the safety of the botanical Gymnema sylvestre, in accordance with EFSA's guidance on the assessment of safety of botanicals. Although preparations of G. sylvestre are marketed as f...

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11-9-2018

Modelling of inactivation through heating for quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA)

Modelling of inactivation through heating for quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA)

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA regards the household as a stage in the food chain that is important for the final number of food‐borne infections. The fate of a pathogen in the private kitchen largely depends on consumer hygiene during preparation of food and on its proper cooking, especially in the case of meat. Unfortunately, detailed information on the microbiological survival in meat products after heating in the consumer kitchen is lacking. The aim of the study was to improve th...

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11-9-2018

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Assessment of occupational and dietary exposure to pesticide residues

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Plant protection products (PPPs) are pesticides containing at least one active substance that drives specific actions against pests (diseases). PPPs are regulated in the EU and cannot be placed on the market or used without prior authorisation. EFSA assesses the possible risks of the use of active substances to humans and environment. Member States decide whether or not to approve their use at EU level. Furthermore, Member States decide at national level on ...

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4-9-2018

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for milk for use in plant protection as fungicide

Outcome of the consultation with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for milk for use in plant protection as fungicide

Published on: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0200 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance with respect to the evaluation of applications received by the European Commission concerning basic substances. In this context, EFSA's scientific views on the specific points raised during the commenting phase conducted with Member States and EFSA on the basic substance application for milk are presented. The context of the evaluation was that req...

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1-9-2018

Multiple “Dr. King’s” homeopathic and “Natural Pet” veterinary products recalled due to potential microbial contamination

Multiple “Dr. King’s” homeopathic and “Natural Pet” veterinary products recalled due to potential microbial contamination

Health Canada is advising consumers and pet owners not to use homeopathic and veterinary products made by King Bio Inc. and labeled as "Dr. King's," "Dr King's Natural Pet" or "Natural Pet." These products may pose a health risk to people and pets, especially children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, because of potential microbial contamination. According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, high levels of microbial contamination were identified at the manufacturin...

Health Canada

1-9-2018

Acknowledgement:EFSA  wishes  to  thank  the  rapporteur  Member  State  Denmark  for  thepreparatory work on this scientific output.Suggested citation:EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Brancato A, Brocca D, Carrasco Cabrera L,De Lentdecker C, Erdos

Acknowledgement:EFSA wishes to thank the rapporteur Member State Denmark for thepreparatory work on this scientific output.Suggested citation:EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Brancato A, Brocca D, Carrasco Cabrera L,De Lentdecker C, Erdos

Published on: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance napropamide. To assess the occurrence of napropamide residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (incl...

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1-9-2018

Review of the existing MRLs for fenbuconazole

Review of the existing MRLs for fenbuconazole

Published on: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance fenbuconazole. To assess the occurrence of fenbuconazole residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as well...

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30-8-2018

National summary reports on pesticide residue analysis performed in 2016

National summary reports on pesticide residue analysis performed in 2016

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, European Union (EU) Member States have to communicate to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) the results of their official controls on pesticide residues in food. In the framework of this communication, the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway provided a short summary report outlining the main findings of the control activities during the reference year. This technical report is the compilat...

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29-8-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for sintofen according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for sintofen according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance sintofen. To assess the occurrence of sintofen residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008, as well as the European authorisations reported by Member ...

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29-8-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for prochloraz according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for prochloraz according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance prochloraz. To assess the occurrence of prochloraz residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as well as th...

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29-8-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for prohexadione in various oilseeds

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for prohexadione in various oilseeds

Published on: Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in France to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance prohexadione in linseeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, rape seeds, mustard seeds and gold of pleasure seeds. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all oilseeds under consid...

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29-8-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for napropamide according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for napropamide according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance napropamide. To assess the occurrence of napropamide residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (incl...

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29-8-2018

Explanatory note on the determination of newly expressed protein levels in the context of genetically modified plant applications for EU market authorisation

Explanatory note on the determination of newly expressed protein levels in the context of genetically modified plant applications for EU market authorisation

Published on: Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Genetically modified organisms are subject to a risk assessment and regulatory approval before entering the European market. According to legislation (Directive 2001/18/EC, Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 and Regulation (EU) No 503/2013) and the EFSA guidance documents on the risk assessment of food and feed from genetically modified (GM) plants and on the environmental risk assessment of GM plants, applicants need to perform a molecular characterisation of any...

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29-8-2018

Setting of import tolerances for mandestrobin in strawberries and table and wine grapes

Setting of import tolerances for mandestrobin in strawberries and table and wine grapes

Published on: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe SAS submitted a request to the competent national authority in Austria to set an import tolerance for the active substance mandestrobin in strawberries, table grapes and wine grapes. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for the crops under consideration. Adequate analytica...

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29-8-2018

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluoxastrobin in oilseeds

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fluoxastrobin in oilseeds

Published on: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Arysta LifeSciences SAS submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance fluoxastrobin in certain oilseeds. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for the oilseeds for which a modification was requested. Adequate analytical...

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29-8-2018

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for myclobutanil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Review of the existing maximum residue levels for myclobutanil according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Published on: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance myclobutanil. To assess the occurrence of myclobutanil residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Com...

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29-8-2018

Evaluation of data concerning the necessity of bromoxynil as herbicide to control a serious danger to plant health which cannot be contained by other available means, including non‐chemical methods

Evaluation of data concerning the necessity of bromoxynil as herbicide to control a serious danger to plant health which cannot be contained by other available means, including non‐chemical methods

Published on: Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 EFSA was requested by the European Commission to provide scientific assistance under Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 regarding the evaluation of data concerning the necessity of bromoxynil as a herbicide to control a serious danger to plant health which cannot be contained by other available means including non‐chemical methods, in accordance with Article 4(7) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009. In this context, EFSA organised a commenting phase with ...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

29-8-2018

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Slovakia and EFSA – Final report

Grant agreement for piloting the Framework Partnership Agreement between the National data provider organisations in Slovakia and EFSA – Final report

Published on: Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Presented document is the final report of the project GA/EFSA/DATA/2017/01: “Strategic Partnership with Slovakia on Data Quality (Pilot project)”. The report describes national processes and tools in order to implement internal validation and quality control of collected data according to EFSA requirements. A description of the data transmission processes from the National Databases to the EFSA databases, terminology, data mapping and data transformations fo...

Europe - EFSA - European Food Safety Authority Publications

28-8-2018

Accord Healthcare Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 Mg Due to Labeling Mix-up

Accord Healthcare Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 Mg Due to Labeling Mix-up

A 100 count bottle of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP 12.5 mg has been found to contain 100 Spironolactone Tablets USP 25 mg. Since the individual lot, PW05264, of the product is involved in a potential mix-up of labeling, Accord is recalling this individual lot from the market.

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

2-7-2018

Blissful Remedies Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Kratom Powder Capsule

Blissful Remedies Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Kratom Powder Capsule

Blissful Remedies., is voluntarily recalling only Lot No.: 112710 with expiration 03/2019 found embedded on the top of package of kratom ( mitragyn a speciosa) powder products, it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between “March 1, 2018” to “April 30, 2018” to the consumer level. The products have been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) via sample testing to have salmonella contamination. Blissful Remedies has not received reports of adverse events related to this recall. ...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

22-6-2018

Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) Powder Products by Gaia Ethnobotanical: Recall - Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) Powder Products by Gaia Ethnobotanical: Recall - Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

The products have been found by the FDA via sample testing and finding to have salmonella contamination. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard operating procedures and sterilization processes in accordance to FDA guidelines

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

21-6-2018

Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., Voluntarily Recalls Kratom Products Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., Voluntarily Recalls Kratom Products Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Gaia Ethnobotanical, LLC., is voluntarily recalling all kratom (mitragyna speciosa) powder products, with Lot No.: 0102031800 it manufactured, processed, packed, and/or held, between March 18, 2018 to March 30, 2018 to the consumer level. The products have been found by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) via sample testing and finding to have salmonella contamination. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard operating procedures and sterilization processes in accordanc...

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

25-9-2018

Pelgraz (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Pelgraz (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Pelgraz (Active substance: pegfilgrastim) - Centralised - Authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)6288 of Tue, 25 Sep 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/003961/0000

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

24-9-2018

Lenalidomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Lenalidomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Lenalidomide Accord (Active substance: lenalidomide) - Centralised - Authorisation - Commission Decision (2018)6237 of Mon, 24 Sep 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/4857

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

7-8-2018

Accofil (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Accofil (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Accofil (Active substance: Filgrastim) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)5428 of Tue, 07 Aug 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

7-8-2018

Memantine Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Memantine Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Memantine Accord (Active substance: memantine) - Centralised - Renewal - Commission Decision (2018)5421 of Tue, 07 Aug 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/2766/R/10

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

6-8-2018

Zoledronic acid Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Zoledronic acid Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Zoledronic acid Accord (Active substance: zoledronic acid) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)5386 of Mon, 06 Aug 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

18-7-2018

#ICYMI - According to @PAPATIENTSAFETY June 2018 report, the number of reported surgical fires has decreased since 2011.  Read more about preventing surgical fires here:  https://go.usa.gov/xU5zs  #FDA #MedicalDevice

#ICYMI - According to @PAPATIENTSAFETY June 2018 report, the number of reported surgical fires has decreased since 2011. Read more about preventing surgical fires here: https://go.usa.gov/xU5zs  #FDA #MedicalDevice

#ICYMI - According to @PAPATIENTSAFETY June 2018 report, the number of reported surgical fires has decreased since 2011. Read more about preventing surgical fires here: https://go.usa.gov/xU5zs  #FDA #MedicalDevice

FDA - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

4-7-2018

Docetaxel Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Docetaxel Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Docetaxel Accord (Active substance: Docetaxel) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)4341 of Wed, 04 Jul 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

3-7-2018

Temozolomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Temozolomide Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Temozolomide Accord (Active substance: temozolomide) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018) 4240 of Tue, 03 Jul 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

11-6-2018

Pemetrexed Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Pemetrexed Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Pemetrexed Accord (Active substance: pemetrexed) - Centralised - Yearly update - Commission Decision (2018)3761 of Mon, 11 Jun 2018

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

30-5-2018

Bortezomib Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Bortezomib Accord (Accord Healthcare Limited)

Bortezomib Accord (Active substance: bortezomib) - Centralised - Variation - Commission Decision (2018)3460 of Wed, 30 May 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/3984/X/8

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety

28-5-2018

Incresync (Takeda Pharma A/S)

Incresync (Takeda Pharma A/S)

Incresync (Active substance: alogliptin / pioglitazone) - Centralised - Renewal - Commission Decision (2018)3347 of Mon, 28 May 2018 European Medicines Agency (EMA) procedure number: EMEA/H/C/2178/R/23

Europe -DG Health and Food Safety