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

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European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2014;12(4):3634 [51 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3634
Acknowledgements

EFSA wishes to thank the rapporteur Member State the United Kingdom for the preparatory work on this scientific output.

Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
EFSA
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2009-00144
Approved
1 April 2014
Published in the EFSA Journal
7 April 2014
Last Updated
20 June 2014. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
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 metazachlor. In order to assess the occurrence of metazachlor 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, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.

Keywords
metazachlor, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, chloroacetanilide, herbicide
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Number of Pages
51