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
26 September 2016
Reasoned Opinion

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
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2016;14(10):4596
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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