Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for benthiavalicarb according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Benthiavalicarb, benthiavalicarb-isopropyl, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, carbamate, fungicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
29. August 2012
22. August 2012
Reasoned Opinion


According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance benthiavalicarb. In order to assess the occurrence of benthiavalicarb 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 European authorisations reported by Member States (incl. the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was found to be missing. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and one MRL proposal derived by EFSA still requires further consideration by risk managers.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2012;10(8):2872
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