Review of the existing maximum residue levels for bensulfuron-methyl according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

bensulfuron, bensulfuron-methyl, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, sulfonylurea, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
18 October 2016
Approved
26 September 2016
Type
Reasoned Opinion
Abstract

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at the European level for the pesticide active substance bensulfuron-methyl. To assess the occurrence of bensulfuron-methyl residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the authorisations reported by the Member States (including the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. All information required by the regulatory framework was present and a risk to consumers was not identified.

European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4596
EFSA Journal 2016;14(10):4596
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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