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

dicloran, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, nitroaniline, fungicide, DCHA
First published in the EFSA Journal
20 June 2013
14 June 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 dicloran. Although this active substance is no longer authorised within the European Union, MRLs were established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CXLs). Based on the assessment of the available data, EFSA assessed the CXLs, and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Some CXLs were found not to be adequately supported by data and, for some CXLs, a possible acute risk to consumers was also identified. Hence, further consideration by risk managers is needed.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2013;11(6):3274
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