Reasoned opinion on the dietary risk assessment for proposed temporary maximum residue levels (MRLs) of didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) and benzalkonium chloride (BAC)

didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC), benzalkonium chloride (BAC), temporary MRLs, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, quaternary ammonium compounds (QAC)
First published in the EFSA Journal
28 April 2014
Approved
16 April 2014
Type
Reasoned Opinion

Abstract

EFSA was requested by the European Commission to perform a dietary exposure assessment for the proposed temporary maximum residue levels (MRLs) for didecyldimethylammonium chloride (DDAC) and benzalkonium chloride (BAC) (0.1 mg/kg, respectively, for all food commodities covered by the EU MRL legislation). Based on the information, EFSA did not identify potential consumer health risks for these proposed MRLs. Thus, the proposed MRLs are considered to be sufficiently protective. However, due to the limited data available, the risk assessments are affected by a high degree of uncertainty.

European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3675
EFSA Journal 2014;12(4):3675
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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