Follow up assessment of MRLs for the active substance iprodione

iprodione, MRL, consumer exposure assessment, pesticide
First published in EFSA Supporting Publications
6. April 2018
27. März 2018
Technical Report


The approval of iprodione was not renewed by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2091 and plant protection products containing iprodione have a grace period until 5 June 2018. As a consequence the European Commission needs to discuss with Member States the revision of existing MRLs (setting to the LOQ) and whether or not it would be appropriate to grant transitional measures for iprodione and for which commodities. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) was asked by the European Commission to provide a follow up assessment of MRLs for iprodione using the new toxicological reference values established in the Conclusions of the peer review in 2016. This information will support the European Commission and Member States to decide about transitional measures in which existing MRLs would be maintained for an extended period of time beyond the grace period of 5 June 2018. The current report concludes, taking into account the limitations and uncertainties of the assessment, that the use of existing MRLs leads to the exceedance of the acute reference dose for 27 unprocessed commodities and 11 processed commodities. Furthermore, the estimated long‐term dietary intake assessment shows an exceedance for the ADI.

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