Review of the existing MRLs for cymoxanil


cymoxanil, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, aliphatic nitrogen, fungicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
10 December 2015
4 December 2015
Reasoned Opinion
According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance cymoxanil. In order to assess the occurrence of cymoxanil residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC  as well as the  European authorisations reported by Member States (incl. the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was missing. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers. 
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EFSA Journal 2015;13(12):4355 [48 pp.].
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