Reasoned opinion on the setting of a new MRL for fluazinam in tomatoes

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(6):4154 [23 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4154
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2014-00786
Approved
15 June 2015
Published in the EFSA Journal
18 June 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 Cheminova A/S to set a maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance fluazinam in tomatoes. In order to accommodate for the intended use of fluazinam, Italy proposed to raise the existing MRL from the limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.05 mg/kg to 0.3 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 a MRL proposal of 0.3 mg/kg for the intended use on tomatoes. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of fluazinam on the commodity under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes thatthe proposed use of fluazinam on tomatoes will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Keywords
fluazinam, tomatoes, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, aminopyridine fungicide
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Number of Pages
23