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

mepiquat, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, quaternary ammonium compound, plant growth regulator, mepiquat chloride
First published in the EFSA Journal
24 August 2015
17 August 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

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. 
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2015;13(8):4214
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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