Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for difenoconazole in various crops

difenoconazole, triazole derivative metabol ites, various crops, MRL application, consumerrisk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
12 July 2017
13 June 2017
Reasoned Opinion

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member States (EMS), Greece and Austria, received applications from Syngenta and Adama, respectively, to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance difenoconazole in various crops and barley, respectively. The data submitted in support of the requests were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all crops under consideration. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of difenoconazole on the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed uses of difenoconazole on the commodities under consideration will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values for the active substance and therefore are unlikely to pose a consumer health risk, except for the indoor use on scaroles. An acute consumer risk cannot be excluded for this use and a lower MRL is proposed based on the outdoor uses only.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2017;15(7):4893
On request from
European Commission

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