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

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

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.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2017;15(5):4771 [20 pp.].
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European Commission