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

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(10):4262 [22 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4262
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00417
Approved
6 October 2015
Published in the EFSA Journal
20 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), 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.
Keywords
tebuconazole, rye, wheat, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
22