Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for acetamiprid in leafy brassicas

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(9):4229 [20 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4229
Type
Reasoned Opinion
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00356
Approved
4 September 2015
Published in the EFSA Journal
1 October 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, the evaluating Member State (EMS), Germany, received an application from Nisso Chemical Europe to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance acetamiprid in leafy brassica (Chinese cabbages, kales). In order to accommodate for the intended uses of acetamiprid, Germany proposed to raise the existing MRLs from the limit of quantification of 0.01 mg/kg to 1.5 mg/kg. Germany 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. The intended use on leafy brassica is adequately supported by residue data but no MRL is recommended by EFSA since an acute consumer intake concern cannot be excluded when considering the acute reference dose for acetamiprid proposed by the EFSA PPR panel in a previous assessment.
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Number of Pages
20