Setting of import tolerance for trinexapac in poppy seed

trinexapac, trinexapac-ethyl, poppy seed, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 November 2016
27 October 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 Syngenta Crop Protection BV to set the import tolerance for the active substance trinexapac in poppy seed imported from Australia. 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 a maximum residue level (MRL) proposal of 7 mg/kg for poppy seed. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of trinexapac on the commodity under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the expected residues of trinexapac on poppy seed will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore are unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

Cas: 95266-40-3
Inchi: InChI=1S/C13H16O5/c1-2-18-13(17)8-5-9(14)11(10(15)6-8)12(16)7-3-4-7/h7-8,16H,2-6H2,1H3
Iupac: Ethyl 4-[cyclopropyl(hydroxy)methylidene]-3,5-dioxocyclohexane-1-carboxylate
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2016;14(11):4636
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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