Setting import tolerances for fenpyrazamine in blueberries and cane fruits

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(2):4384 [20 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4384
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00574
Approved
15 January 2016
Published
5 February 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) Austria received an application from the company Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europa S.A.S. to set maximum residue limits (MRLs) for fenpyrazamine in blueberries and cane fruits in support of the import of these berries from the United States. Austria 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 submitted supervised residue trials are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 4 mg/kg in blueberries. From a combined residue data set on blackberries and raspberries a MRL of 5 mg/kg is derived for the whole group of cane fruits. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the authorized use of fenpyrazamine in the United States on blueberries and cane fruits will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Keywords
fenpyrazamine, blueberries, cane fruits, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
20