Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for cyantraniliprole in various crops

cyantraniliprole, MRL application, pesticide, insecticide, maximum residue level, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
19 October 2015
30 September 2015
Reasoned Opinion
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS), France, received an application from Du Pont de Nemours and Syngenta Crop protection AG to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance cyantraniliprole in various crops. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of cyantraniliprole, France proposed to modify the MRLs for cyantraniliprole on cherries, strawberries, carrots, other root and tuber vegetables except sugar beet, Brussels sprouts, beans and peas (without pods), globe artichokes, herbal infusions from roots and root and rhizome spices. An import tolerance based on the US/Canadian good agricultural practices is also requested for cucumbers. France 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 uses on the crops under consideration, except for cucumbers are adequately supported by residue data and MRL proposals can therefore be derived. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of cyantraniliprole on the relevant crop commodities. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of cyantraniliprole on the crops under consideration will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2015;13(10):4263 [25 pp.].
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