Setting of an import tolerance for fludioxonil in pineapples

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(1):4372 [19 pp.].
doi
doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4372
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00493
Approved
10 December 2015
Published in the EFSA Journal
7 January 2016
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS) Denmark received an application from Syngenta CropProtection A/S to set an import tolerance for the active substance fludioxonil in pineapples imported from the United States of America (US). Denmark 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. The submitted residue trials conducted in the US support the setting of an import tolerance of 7 mg/kg for pineapples. An adequate analytical enforcement method is available to control the residues of fludioxonil in the commodity under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the import tolerance of fludioxonil on pineapples will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.
Keywords
fludioxonil, pineapples, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
19