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

carboxin, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, anilide, fungicide, aniline
First published in the EFSA Journal
17 October 2017
26 September 2017
Reasoned Opinion

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance carboxin. To assess the occurrence of carboxin 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. Some information required by the regulatory framework was missing and a risk to consumers cannot be excluded for the existing EU MRLs. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and all MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers and measures for reduction of the consumer exposure should also be considered.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2017;15(10):5019
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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