Setting of import tolerance for flutriafol in strawberries

flutriafol, strawberries, import tolerance, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 March 2016
7 March 2016
Reasoned Opinion
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS), Spain received an application from Cheminova A/S to set an import tolerance for the active substance flutriafol in strawberries from USA at the proposed level of 1.5 mg/kg. Spain 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. The intended use on strawberry is adequately supported by residue data and therefore, an import tolerance can be derived. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of flutriafol in plant matrices and on the commodity under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of flutriafol on strawberry 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):4427
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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