Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for chromafenozide in pome fruits and grapes

chromafenozide, pome fruits, grapes, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, diacylhydrazine insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
7 February 2014
3 February 2014
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Hungary, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Arysta LifeScience on behalf of Nippon Kayaku Co. Ltd to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance chromafenozide in pome fruits and grapes. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of chromafenozide, Hungary proposed to raise the existing MRLs from the limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg in grapes and pome fruits except apples and from 0.3 mg/kg in apples to 1.5 mg/kg in grapes, 0.4 mg/kg in apples and 0.5 mg/kg in the other pome fruits. Hungary 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 are sufficient to derive MRL proposals of 0.6 mg/kg and 1.5 mg/kg for the intended uses on pome fruits and grapes, respectively. As alternative option, risk managers may consider the MRL of 0.5 mg/kg for the group of pome fruits. An analytical enforcement method is available to control the residues of chromafenozide on the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed uses of chromafenozide on pome fruits and table and wine grapes will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore are unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2014;12(2):3569
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European Commission

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