Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for trifloxystrobin in beans with pods

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(4):3199 [24 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3199
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2012-00784
Approved
16 April 2013
Published
19 April 2013
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Germany, hereafter referred to as the Evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from the Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen to modify the existing MRL for trifloxystrobin in beans with pods. In order to accommodate for the intended use of trifloxystrobin Germany proposed to raise the existing MRL on beans (with pods) from the value of 0.5 mg/kg to 1 mg/kg. Germany drafted an evaluation report in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 which was submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 1.0 mg/kg for the intended use on beans with pods. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of trifloxystrobin in the commodity under consideration. Based on the provisional risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the intended use of trifloxystrobin on beans with pods will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Keywords
Trifloxystrobin, beans with pods, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, strobilurin fungicide, CGA 321113.
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Number of Pages
24