Review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for mepiquat according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(8):4214 [35 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4214
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2009-00119
Approved
17 August 2015
Published
24 August 2015
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract

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

mepiquat . In order to assess the occurrence of mepiquat residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (incl. the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was found to be missing. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers. 
Keywords
mepiquat, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, quaternary ammonium compound, plant growth regulator, mepiquat chloride
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Number of Pages
35