Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for azoxystrobin in grapes

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(2):4415 [17 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4415
Type
Reasoned Opinion
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00492
Approved
16 February 2016
Published
29 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), Italy received an application from the company Syngenta Italia S.p.a to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance azoxystrobin in table and wine grapes. Italy 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 a MRL proposal of 3 mg/kg for table and wine grapes supporting uses in northern and southern Europe. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of azoxystrobin on grapes will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Keywords
azoxystrobin, table and wine grapes, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
17