Review of the existing maximum residue levels for paclobutrazol according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

paclobutrazol, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, triazole, plant growth regulator
First published in the EFSA Journal
21 August 2017
3 August 2017
Last Updated
13 September 2017. This version replaces the previous one/s.
Reasoned Opinion

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance paclobutrazol. To assess the occurrence of paclobutrazol residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (including the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was missing. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2017;15(8):4974
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

An editorial correction was carried out that does not materially affect the contents or outcome of this scientific output. To avoid confusion, the older version has been removed from the EFSA Journal, but is available on request, as is a version showing all the changes made. Values were corrected for existing and proposed MRL for wine and table grapes on page 12 and page 27 of the scientific output.

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