Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for pyraclostrobin in chicory roots

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2014;12(5):3685 [23 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3685
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2013-00820
Approved
30 April 2014
Published in the EFSA Journal
8 May 2014
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Belgium, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), compiled an application to modify the existing MRL for the active substance pyraclostrobin in chicory roots. In order to accommodate for the intended use of pyraclostrobin, Belgium proposed to raise the existing MRL from the limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.02* mg/kg to 0.09 mg/kg. Belgium 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 a MRL proposal of 0.08 mg/kg for the intended use on chicory roots. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of pyraclostrobin on the commodity under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of pyraclostrobin on chicory roots will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Keywords
pyraclostrobin, chicory roots, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, strobilurin fungicide and plant growth regulator, desmethoxy metabolite 500M07
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Number of Pages
23