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

fluxapyroxad, various crops, MRL application, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
12 September 2017
3 August 2017
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member States (EMS), the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, received an application from BASF SE to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance fluxapyroxad in several crops in order to accommodate for proposed new uses in Europe and for the import of crops. According to EFSA, the data are sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all the crops assessed, except for citrus fruits other than oranges and grapefruits. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of fluxapyroxad on the commodities under consideration, but additional validation data on herbal infusion and spices would be desirable. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the proposed uses on various crops of fluxapyroxad and the use authorised in Brazil on oranges and grapefruits for which import of crops has been requested, will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore are unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2017;15(9):4975
On request from
European Commission

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