Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for tebuconazole in cucumbers and courgettes

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European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(1):4000 [24 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4000
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
No EFSA-Q-2014-00601
Approved
20 January 2015
Published in the EFSA Journal
30 January 2015
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Italy, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Oxon Italia S.p.A. to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance tebuconazole in cucumbers and courgettes. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of tebuconazole, Italy proposed to raise the MRL from 0.2 mg/kg to 0.5 mg/kg. Italy 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 0.6 mg/kg for the proposed uses on cucumbers and courgettes. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of tebuconazole in the plant matrices under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of tebuconazole on cucumbers and courgettes will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values.

Keywords
tebuconazole, cucumbers and courgettes, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, triazole, triazole derivative metabolites
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Number of Pages
24