Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for isopyrazam in various crops

isopyrazam, fruiting vegetables, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, hydroxy-isopyrazam, pyrazole-carboxamide fungicide
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, France, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Syngenta France SAS to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance isopyrazam in tomatoes, aubergines, cucurbits-edible peel and cucurbits-inedible peel. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of isopyrazam, France proposed to raise the existing MRLs from the limit of quantification of 0.01 mg/kg to 0.5 mg/kg for tomatoes and aubergines, from 0.06 mg/kg to 0.4 mg/kg for cucurbits-edible peel and from 0.07 mg/kg to 0.3 mg/kg for cucurbits-inedible peel. France 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 0.5 mg/kg on tomatoes extrapolated to aubergines and MRL proposals of 0.4 mg/kg and 0.3 mg/kg for cucurbits-edible peel and cucurbits-inedible peel respectively, to cover the proposed indoor and NEU and SEU outdoor uses of isopyrazam. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed uses of isopyrazam on the crops under consideration will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore, is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2015;13(1):3994 [25 pp.].
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