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

propargite, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, sulfite ester acaricide, TBPC
First published in the EFSA Journal
22 August 2013
12 August 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 propargite. 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. CXLs were found not to be adequately supported by data and a consumer risk assessment could not be carried out. Hence, further consideration by risk managers is needed.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2013;11(8):3350
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