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

Molinate, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, thiocarbamate herbicide, hexamethyleneimine.
First published in the EFSA Journal
12 March 2013
11 March 2013
Reasoned Opinion


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 molinate. In order to assess the occurrence of molinate 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, an MRL proposal for rice was derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was found to be missing. Hence, the MRL proposal derived by EFSA still requires further consideration by risk managers.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2013;11(3):3140
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