Setting of an import tolerance for fludioxonil in pineapples

fludioxonil, pineapples, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
7 January 2016
10 December 2015
Reasoned Opinion
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.
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2016;14(1):4372 [19 pp.].
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European Commission