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

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European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA wishes to thank the rapporteur Member State France for the preparatory work on this scientific output.

EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2012;10(11):2976 [27 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2012.2976
Type
Reasoned Opinion
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EFSA
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-584
Approved
22. November 2012
Published
26. November 2012
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract

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 mesosulfuron. In order to assess the occurrence of mesosulfuron 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. the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. No information required by the regulatory framework was found to be missing and no risk to consumers was identified.

Keywords
mesosulfuron-methyl, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, sulfonylurea, herbicide.
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Number of Pages
27