Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for beta-cyfluthrin in various cereals

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(3):4417 [23 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4417
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00501
Approved
16 February 2016
Published
4 March 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) Germany received an application from ADAMA Deutschland GmbH to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance beta-cyfluthrin in barley, oat, rye and wheat. Germany 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 MRL proposals of 0.3 mg/kg for barely and oat and 0.04 mg/kg for rye and wheat. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of beta-cyfluthrin in cereals. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed uses of beta-cyfluthrin on barley, oat, rye and wheat will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore are unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Keywords
beta-cyfluthrin, cyfluthrin, cereals, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
23