Modification of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for dimethomorph in various crops

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(1):4381 [19 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4381
Type
Reasoned Opinion
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00573
Approved
8 January 2016
Published
27 January 2016
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) Germany received an application from BASF SE to modify the existing MRLs for dimethomorph in flowering brassica (except broccoli), spinaches and similar leaves and globe artichokes. Germany 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 data are sufficient to derive MRL proposals of 0.6 mg/kg for cauliflowers and others (code 0241990) and 4 mg/kg for purslanes, chards/beet leaves and others (code 0252990). An amendment of the MRL is not necessary for spinaches and globe artichokes. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of dimethomorph in the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the intended uses of dimethomorph on the crops under consideration are not expected to result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore are unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers.

Keywords
dimethomorph, vegetables, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
19