Modification of the existing maximum residue level for flonicamid in various crops

flonicamid, various crops, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
25 September 2018
Approved
17 August 2018
Type
Reasoned Opinion
Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance flonicamid in radishes. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance flonicamid in strawberries, cane fruits, other small fruits and berries, lettuces and other salad plants, and pulses (dry beans, lentils, peas, lupins). The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, other small fruits and berries, radishes, lettuces and other salad plants, and pulses (dry beans, lentils, peas and lupins). Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of flonicamid on in the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of flonicamid according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

Substances
Flonicamid
Cas: 158062-67-0
Inchi: InChI=1S/C9H6F3N3O/c10-9(11,12)7-1-3-14-5-6(7)8(16)15-4-2-13/h1,3,5H,4H2,(H,15,16)
Iupac: N-(cyanomethyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)pyridine-3-carboxamide
European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5410
EFSA Journal 2018;16(9):5410
On request from
European Commission

Background documents