Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for picoxystrobin in sugar beet


European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2014;12(5):3716 [26 pp.].
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
23 May 2014
Published in the EFSA Journal
28 May 2014
Last Updated
23 July 2014. This version replaces the previous one/s.
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Sweden hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from DuPont Sverige AB to modify the MRL at the value of 0.015 mg/kg for the active substance picoxystrobin in sugar beet roots. In order to accommodate for the intended use of picoxystrobin Sweden proposed to raise the MRL from 0.01 mg/kg to the proposed MRL of 0.015 mg/kg. Sweden 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 0.015 mg/kg for the proposed use on sugar beet roots. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of picoxystrobin in sugar beets . Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the intended use of picoxystrobin on sugar beet roots will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a public health risk.

picoxystrobin, sugar beet roots, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, strobilurin group
Print on demand
Number of Pages