Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fenpyroximate according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

fenpyroximate, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, pyrazole acaricides
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 January 2016
15 December 2015
Last Updated
21 March 2016. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Reasoned Opinion
According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance fenpyroximate. In order to assess the occurrence of fenpyroximate residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (incl. the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was missing. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and all MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2016;14(1):4382 [48 pp.].
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