Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for tebuconazole in rye and wheat

tebuconazole, rye, wheat, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
20 October 2015
6 October 2015
Reasoned Opinion
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS), Denmark, received an application from Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe S.A.S to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance tebuconazole in rye and wheat. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of tebuconazole, Denmark proposed to raise the existing MRLs from 0.1 mg/kg to 0.3 mg/kg for rye and wheat. Denmark 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. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive MRL proposals of 0.3 mg/kg for the proposed use on wheat and rye. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of tebuconazole on wheat and rye will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal 2015;13(10):4262 [22 pp.].
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European Commission