Modification of the existing maximum residue level for cycloxydim in strawberries

cycloxydim, strawberries, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
31 August 2018
2 August 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Landwirtschaftliches Technologiezentrum Augustenberg submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany, to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance cycloxydim in strawberries. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive an MRL proposal for strawberries. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of cycloxydim on the commodity under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.05 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of cycloxydim according to the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(8):5404
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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