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

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European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA wishes to thank the rapporteur Member State Sweden for the preparatory work on this scientific output.

EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2014;12(1):3546 [117 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3546
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
EFSA
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-573
Approved
22 January 2014
Published
24 January 2014
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 lambda-cyhalothrin. In order to assess the occurrence of lambda-cyhalothrin 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 import tolerances and 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. Some information required by the regulatory framework was found to be missing and a possible acute risk to consumers was identified. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only, some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers and measures for reduction of the consumer exposure should also be considered.

Keywords
lambda-cyhalothrin, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, pyrethroid, insecticide
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Number of Pages
117