Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for cyprodinil in radishes and cucurbits inedible peel

Cyprodinil, radish, cucurbits inedible peel, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, pyrimidinamine fungicide.
First published in the EFSA Journal
5 April 2013
2 April 2013
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Netherlands, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS-NL), received an application from LTO Groeiservice to modify the existing MRL for the active substance cyprodinil in radish; a second application from the company Syngenta AGRO S.A.S to modify the existing MRL for the active substance cyprodinil in cucurbits, inedible peel was submitted to France (EMS-FR). In order to accommodate the intended uses of cyprodinil, EMSs proposed to raise the existing MRLs from the limit of quantification to 0.07 mg/kg for radish and to 0.6 mg/kg for cucurbits inedible peel. EMS-NL and EMS-FR drafted two evaluation reports in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, which were submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive MRL proposals of 0.08 mg/kg for radish and of 0.6 mg/kg for cucurbits, inedible peel. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of cyprodinil in radishes and cucurbits at the validated LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of cyprodinil on radish and cucurbits inedible peel under consideration will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2013;11(4):3184
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