Setting of an import tolerance for spiromesifen in coffee beans

spiromesifen, spiromesifen-enol, coffee beans, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
14. Januar 2019
5. Dezember 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Bayer CropScience submitted a request to the competent national authority in Greece to set an import tolerance for the active substance spiromesifen in coffee beans. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a maximum residue level (MRL) proposal for coffee beans. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of spiromesifen and spiromesifen‐enol (M01) on the commodity under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg for each compound. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of spiromesifen according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(1):5558
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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