Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for acetamiprid in various crops

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(2):4385 [25 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4385
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00707
EFSA-Q-2015-00072
Approved
15 January 2016
Published in the EFSA Journal
16 February 2016
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
Abstract
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS), Greece, received two applications from the company Nisso Chemical Europe to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance acetamiprid in various crops. Greece drafted evaluation reports in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, which were submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. For reasons of efficiency EFSA assessed both applications together. According to EFSA, the data are sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all crops under consideration. For apricots no need to modify the existing MRL was identified. On the basis of the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of acetamiprid on apricots, olives, tomatoes, gherkins, beans and peas (with pods), pulses, rapeseeds and wheat will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.
Keywords
acetamiprid, various crops, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
25