Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for prothioconazole in sunflower seeds

prothioconazole, sunflower seeds, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
21 December 2015
10 December 2015
Reasoned Opinion
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS) Hungary received an application from Bayer Crop Science to set a new maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance prothioconazole in sunflower seeds. Hungary 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 submitted data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 0.2 mg/kg for prothioconazole on sunflower. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of prothioconazole on sunflower 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(12):4371 [24 pp.].
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