Review of the existing MRLs for fenhexamid


fenhexamid, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, hydroxyanilide fungicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
9 January 2014
18 December 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 fenhexamid. In order to assess the occurrence of fenhexamid residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission 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.

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EFSA Journal 2014;12(1):3536 [57 pp.].
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