Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for fenamidone in various vegetables

fenamidone, various vegetables, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, imidazolinone fungicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
31 March 2014
26 March 2014
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, France, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Bayer CropScience to set import tolerances for fenamidone in various root and tuber vegetables, bulb vegetables, fruiting vegetables, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, lettuce and other salad plants, spinach and similar (leaves), herbs, cardoons, celery, fennel and rhubarb. In support of the authorized uses of fenamidone in the United States, the EMS proposed to raise the existing MRLs in all crops under consideration. The EMS 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 for fenamidone in all crops under consideration. The proposed residue data extrapolations are supported. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes thatthe import tolerances of fenamidone on the crops under consideration will not result in a chronic consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a public health concern.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2014;12(3):3627
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European Commission

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