Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for kresoxim-methyl in azaroles


European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(7):3344 [25 pp.].
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
25 July 2013
Published in the EFSA Journal
29 July 2013
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Belgium, hereafter referred to as the evaluation Member State (EMS), compiled an application to modify the existing MRL for the active substance kresoxim-methyl in azaroles. In order to accommodate for the intended uses in EU of kresoxim-methyl, Belgium proposed to raise the existing MRL from the limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.05* mg/kg to 0.9 mg/kg. Belgium 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 data were sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 0.9 mg/kg for azaroles. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of kresoxim-methyl on the commodity under consideration at the validated LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of kresoxim methyl on azaroles will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore, is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Kresoxim-methyl, azaroles, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, strobilurin fungicide
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