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

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European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(7):3300 [37 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3300
Acknowledgements

EFSA wishes to thank the rapporteur Member State Finland for the preparatory work on this scientific output.

Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
EFSA
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2010-01081
Approved
2 July 2013
Published in the EFSA Journal
4 July 2013
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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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 tolylfluanid. 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. All CXLs were found not to be adequately supported by data and a possible acute risk to consumers was identified for some of them. Hence, further consideration by risk managers is needed.

Keywords
tolylfluanid, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, phenylsulfamide, fungicide, dimethylaminosulfotoluidide
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Number of Pages
37