Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for 8-hydroxyquinoline in tomatoes

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(5):3224 [20 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3224
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2011-01263
Approved
8 May 2013
Published
13 May 2013
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Spain, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from the company Probelte to modify the existing MRL for the active substance 8-hydroxyquinoline in tomatoes. In order to accommodate for the intended indoor use of 8-hydroxyquinoline, Spain proposed to raise the existing MRL in tomatoes to 0.1 mg/kg. Spain 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 submitted data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 0.1 mg/kg for 8-hydroxyquinoline in tomatoes which reflects the analytical LOQ of the method used to analyse residue trial samples. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the intended indoor use of 8-hydroxyquinoline on tomatoes will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a public health risk.

Keywords
8-hydroxyquinoline (sulfate), tomatoes, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, fungicide and bactericide
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Number of Pages
20