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

pyraclostrobin, chicory roots, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, strobilurin fungicide and plant growth regulator, desmethoxy metabolite 500M07
First published in the EFSA Journal
8 May 2014
30 April 2014
Reasoned Opinion

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.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2014;12(5):3685 [23 pp.].
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