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

bifenox, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, nitrophenyl ether herbicide, bifenox acid
First published in the EFSA Journal
25 April 2013
Approved
24 April 2013
Type
Reasoned Opinion

Abstract

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 bifenox. In order to assess the occurrence of bifenox 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, MRL proposals were 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 consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.

European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3215
EFSA Journal 2013;11(4):3215
Question Number
On request from
EFSA

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