Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for acrinathrin according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

acrinathrin, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, pyrethroid, insecticide, acaricide
First published in the EFSA Journal
22 July 2015
14 July 2015
Reasoned Opinion

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance acrinathrin. In order to assess the occurrence of acrinathrin residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (incl uding the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Some information required by the regulatory framework was found to be missing and a possible acute risk to consumers was identified. Furthermore, only few authorisations reported by Member States were compliant with the current approval restrictions of acrinathrin. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only, all MRL proposal s derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers and measures for reduction of the consumer exposure should also be considered.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2015;13(7):4203 [49 pp.].
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