Modification of the existing MRLs for propamocarb in various crops

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(11):4266
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4266
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2014-00932
EFSA-Q-2015-00421
Approved
9 October 2015
Published in the EFSA Journal
6 November 2015
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member States (EMS), Germany and Belgium, sent an application to change the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance propamocarb in celeriacs, Florence fennel, purslanes and chards, and to maintain the MRL in celery leaves. Germany and Belgium drafted the evaluation reports in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, which were submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive an MRL proposal at the limit of quantification LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg for Florence fennel, 0.09 mg/kg for the celeriacs, 30 mg/kg for chards, 40 mg/kg for purslanes and to maintain the MRL of 30 mg/kg for celery leaves. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of propamocarb on the commodities under consideration at the validated LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of propamocarb on celeriacs, celery leaves, Florence fennel, purslanes and chards will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.
Keywords
propamocarb, various crops, MRL application, consumer risk assessment, propamocarb hydrochloride