Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for tau-fluvalinate in citrus fruits

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Article
tau-fluvalinate, citrus fruits, orange, mandarin, lemon, limes, grapefruit, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 May 2017
Approved
28 March 2017
Type
Reasoned Opinion
Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Adama Irvita N.V. submitted a request to the competent national authority in Denmark to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance tau-fluvalinate in citrus fruits. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 0.4 mg/kg for citrus fruit under consideration. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of tau-fluvalinate in the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short-term and long-term intake of residues resulting from the use of tau-fluvalinate on citrus fruits according to the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2017.4771
EFSA Journal 2017;15(5):4771 [20 pp.].
Question Number
On request from
European Commission
European Food Safety Authority
Print on demand
Number of Pages
20