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

picoxystrobin, sugar beet roots, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, strobilurin group
First published in the EFSA Journal
28 May 2014
23 May 2014
Last Updated
23 July 2014. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Reasoned Opinion

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.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2014;12(5):3716 [26 pp.].
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