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

flupyradifurone, strawberries, blackberries raspberries, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
16 March 2016
1 March 2016
Reasoned Opinion
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.
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2016;14(3):4423 [19 pp.].
Question Number
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European Commission