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

fluquinconazole, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, fungicide, triazole derivative metabolites
First published in the EFSA Journal
12 September 2018
17 August 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 fluquinconazole. Considering the information provided by Member States, neither EU uses nor import tolerances are currently authorised for fluquinconazole within the European Union. Furthermore, no MRLs are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (codex maximum residue limits) for this active substance. Therefore, residues of fluquinconazole are not expected to occur in any plant or animal commodity. Nevertheless, available data allowed EFSA to propose a marker residue and limit of quantifications (LOQs) for enforcement against potential illegal uses.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(9):5409
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On request from
European Commission

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