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

profoxydim, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, herbicide
First published in the EFSA Journal
30 May 2018
24 April 2018
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 profoxydim. To assess the occurrence of profoxydim 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. Albeit, all information required by the regulatory framework was present and a risk for consumers was not identified, a risk management decision may still be taken regarding the residue definition for enforcement.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(5):5282
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On request from
European Commission

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