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

pyriofenone, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, arylphenyl ketone, fungicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
4. Juni 2019
7. April 2019
Reasoned Opinion


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 pyriofenone. To assess the occurrence of pyriofenone residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (including 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 risk to consumers was identified but some information required by the regulatory framework was missing. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(6):5711
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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