Review of the existing MRLs for benfluralin

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Article
benfluralin, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, dinitroaniline, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
26 June 2013
Approved
24 June 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 benfluralin. In order to assess the occurrence of benfluralin 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.

Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3278
EFSA Journal 2013;11(6):3278 [33 pp.].
European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA
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Number of Pages
33