Modification of the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for fluoxastrobin in shallots

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(6):4143 [19 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4143
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00073
Approved
9 June 2015
Published in the EFSA Journal
16 June 2015
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS), United Kingdom, received an application from Bayer CropScience S.A.S. to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance fluoxastrobin in shallots. In order to accommodate for the intended use of fluoxastrobin, the United Kingdom proposed to set the MRL at 0.04 mg/kg. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 0.04 mg/kg for the intended use on shallots in northern Europe. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of fluoxastrobin and its Z-isomer in the commodity under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of fluoxastrobin on shallots will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Keywords
fluoxastrobin, shallots, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
19