Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for indoxacarb in beans (with pods) and mustard seed

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(11):3458 [27 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3458
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2013-00541
EFSA-Q-2013-00731
Approved
30 October 2013
Published in the EFSA Journal
5 November 2013
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Netherlands, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State The Netherlands (EMS NL), received an application from the company LTO Groiservice to modify the existing MRLs for indoxacarb in green beans (with pods). In order to accommodate the indoor use, the EMS NL proposed to raise the existing MRL in beans (with pods) to 0.5 mg/kg. The United Kingdom, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State United Kingdom (EMS UK), received an application from the company H.L. Hutchinson Ltd. to modify the existing MRL for indoxacarb in mustard seed. In order to accommodate the intended NEU use of indoxacarb, the EMS UK proposed to raise the existing MRL in mustard seed to 0.04 mg/kg. Both EMS drafted evaluation reports in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, which were submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA, the submitted residue data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 0.5 mg/kg for indoxacarb in beans (with pods) in support of the indoor use. The available residue data on rape seed can be extrapolated to mustard seed and a MRL of 0.04 mg/kg or 0.05 mg/kg is proposed for the NEU use. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the intended use of indoxacarb on beans (with pods) and mustard seed will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a public health concern.

Keywords
indoxacarb, beans(with pods), mustard seed, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, oxadiazine insecticide
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Number of Pages
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