Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for cyazofamid in aubergines

cyazofamid, aubergines, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, sulphonamide fungicide, CCIM
First published in the EFSA Journal
16 January 2015
18 December 2014
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Germany hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from the company ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. to modify the existing MRL for the active substance cyazofamid in aubergines. In order to accommodate for the intended use of cyazofamid, Germany proposed to raise the existing MRL from the limit of quantification of 0.01 mg/kg to 0.2 mg/kg. Germany 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 an MRL proposal of 0.3 mg/kg for tomato, extrapolated to aubergines. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control cyazofamid residues in aubergines. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of cyazofamid on aubergines 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 2015;13(1):3993
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European Commission

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