Setting of new maximum residue levels for flupyradifurone in strawberries, blackberries and raspberries

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Article
European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2016;14(3):4423 [19 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4423
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2015-00422
Approved
1 March 2016
Published
16 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) the Netherlands, received an application from Bayer CropScience to set new maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance flupyradifurone in strawberries, blackberries and raspberries in order to accommodate the intended EU indoor uses on these crops. 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 data are sufficient to derive MRL proposals of 0.4 and 0.03 mg/kg in strawberries and of 1.5 and 0.07 mg/kg in blackberries and raspberries for flupyradifurone and DFA respectively. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed indoor uses of flupyradifurone on strawberries, raspberries and blackberries will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Keywords
flupyradifurone, strawberries, blackberries raspberries, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
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Number of Pages
19