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

trifluralin, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, dinitroaniline, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
16 April 2013
12 April 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 trifluralin. Considering that this active substance is no longer authorised within the European Union, that no MRLs are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and that no import tolerances were notified to EFSA, residues of trifluralin are not expected to occur in any plant or animal commodity. Available data were also not sufficient to derive a residue definition or an LOQ for enforcement against potential illegal uses.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2013;11(4):3193
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