Modification of the existing maximum residue level for cyantraniliprole in table grapes

cyantraniliprole;table grapes;MRL application;consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
19 July 2016
5 July 2016
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS), France, received an application from DuPont de Nemours to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance cyantraniliprole in table grapes. To accommodate for the intended use of cyantraniliprole, France proposed to raise the existing MRL from the limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01* to 1.5 mg/kg. According to EFSA, the data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 1.5 mg/kg for the proposed use. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of cyantraniliprole in table grapes. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of cyantraniliprole on table grapes will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2016;14(7):4553
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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