Modification of the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for trifloxystrobin in celeriacs

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(1):4383 [17 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4383
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00495
Approved
14 December 2015
Published
26 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) the Netherlands received an application from Bayer CropScience to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance trifloxystrobin in celeriacs. The Netherlands 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 intended use on celeriacs assessed in the framework of this MRL application is covered by the use assessed under the Article 12 MRL review, for which however, a change of the existing MRL to 0.03 mg/kg is proposed. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of trifloxystrobin in celeriacs. EFSA confirms that the proposed MRL for trifloxystrobin on celeriacs will not result in an exceedance of the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers.

Keywords
trifloxystrobin, celeriacs, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
17