Setting of a temporary maximum residue level for chlorantraniliprole in hops

chlorantraniliprole, hops, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 November 2016
3 November 2016
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with the Article 53 of the Regulation (EC) 1107/2009, the United Kingdom granted a 120-day emergency authorisation for the use of chlorantraniliprole in hops following an application by the British Hop Association. To accommodate for the use of chlorantraniliprole according to the authorised good agricultural practices, the United Kingdom asked to set a temporary maximum residue level (MRL) in line with Article 16(1) in conjunction with Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. The United Kingdom 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. EFSA has assessed the available data and performed a risk assessment as regards the risks to consumers related to the exposure of chlorantraniliprole residues in hops. EFSA has derived three options for temporary MRLs to be discussed by risk managers.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2016;14(11):4638
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On request from
European Commission

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