Review of the existing MRLs for pirimicarb

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Article
pirimicarb, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, carbamates, insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
14 May 2014
Approved
5 May 2014
Type
Reasoned Opinion
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 pirimicarb. In order to assess the occurrence of pirimicarb residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission 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. Some information required by the regulatory framework was found to be missing and a possible acute risk to consumers was identified. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only, some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers and measures for reduction of the consumer exposure should also be considered.

Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2014.3688
EFSA Journal 2014;12(5):3688 [107 pp.].
Question Number
On request from
EFSA
European Food Safety Authority
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Number of Pages
107