Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for pyriofenone in table grapes

pyriofenone, grapes, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, aryl phenyl ketone fungicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
30 March 2015
26 March 2015
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the United Kingdom, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance pyriofenone in table grapes. In order to accommodate for the intended use of pyriofenone, the United Kingdom proposed to raise the existing MRL to 0.9 mg/kg. The United Kingdom 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 0.9 mg/kg on table grapes. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of pyriofenone in the commodity under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of pyriofenone on table grapes 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(3):4071
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European Commission

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