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

amidosulfuron, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, sulfonylurea, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
14 March 2014
13 March 2014
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 amidosulfuron. In order to assess the occurrence of amidosulfuron residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC 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, some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2014;12(3):3614
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