Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fenoxycarb in peaches and olives

fenoxycarb, peaches, olives, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
22 July 2015
10 July 2015
Reasoned Opinion

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS), France, received an application from Syngenta Agro S.A.S. to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance fenoxycarb in peaches and olives. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of fenoxycarb, France proposed to raise the value of the existing MRL of 1 mg/kg (both peaches and olives) to 1.5 mg/kg in peaches and 3.0 mg/kg in table olives and olives for oil production. 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 MRL proposals of 1.5 mg/kg for the intended use on peaches and 3.0 mg/kg for the intended use on table olives and olives for oil production. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of fenoxycarb in the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed uses of fenoxycarb on peaches, table olives and olives for oil production will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore are unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2015;13(7):4202 [21 pp.].
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