Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for proquinazid in currants and gooseberries

proquinazid, currants, gooseberries, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
3 November 2015
23 October 2015
Reasoned Opinion

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS) Germany received an application from Landwirtschaftliches Technologiezentrum Augustenberg to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance proquinazid in currants (black, red and white) and in gooseberries (green, red and yellow). 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. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 1.5 mg/kg for the proposed northern Europe use of proquinazid on currants and gooseberries, based on the residue trials on black currants. Adequate analytical methods are available to control proquinazid residues in the berries under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of proquinazid on currants and gooseberries 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
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2015;13(11):4280 [18 pp.].
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