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

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2015;13(12):4371 [24 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2015.4371
Type
Reasoned Opinion
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00416
Approved
10 December 2015
Published
21 December 2015
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract

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.

Keywords
prothioconazole, sunflower seeds, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
24