Modification of the existing maximum residue levels and setting of import tolerances for oxathiapiprolin in various commodities

oxathiapiprolin, various crops, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
25. Juli 2019
21. Juni 2019
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Du Pont de Nemours GmbH submitted two requests to the competent national authority in Ireland to modify the existing EU maximum residue levels (MRLs) and to set import tolerances for oxathiapiprolin in various plant commodities in order to accommodate the intended EU uses and the authorised uses of this active substance in China, Canada and the United States. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all crops under consideration, except for Brussels sprouts and peas (without pods), for which residue data were either not submitted or were insufficient to support the use. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of oxathiapiprolin in commodities under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that, taking into account the existing and the intended uses, the long‐term intake of residues of oxathiapiprolin is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(7):5759
On request from
European Commission

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