Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for cycloxydim in various crops

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European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(9):4219 [30 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4219
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2013- 00984
Approved
19 August 2015
Published in the EFSA Journal
3 September 2015
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Germany, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from company BASF SE to modify the existing MRLs for cycloxydim in a wide range of crops. Many of the MRL proposals have in the meanwhile been evaluated by the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues and implemented in the EU legislation. Only those crops for which an increase in the existing MRL for cycloxydim is still required according to the original application were considered by EFSA. According to EFSA, the data are sufficient to derive MRL proposals on beetroots, celeriacs, horseradishes, Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, salsifies, swedes, aubergines, Brussels sprouts, head cabbages, Chinese cabbages, kales, escaroles, purslanes, beet leaves, rapeseeds, herbal infusions from roots and  horseradish spices. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the intended EU uses of cycloxydim will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore are unlikely to pose a public health concern. 
Keywords
cycloxydim, various crops, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, cyclohexene oxime herbicide
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Number of Pages
30