Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for dimethomorph

dimethomorph, confirmatory data, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
19 October 2018
25 September 2018
Reasoned Opinion


The applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to evaluate the confirmatory data that were identified for dimethomorph in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. The submitted residue data on raspberries were satisfactorily addressing the data gaps on raspberries and blackberries. Considering the new information provided, it is appropriate to lower the existing MRLs for blackberries and raspberries to the limit of quantification. A revision of the consumer risk assessment previously performed for dimethomorph was not required.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
EFSA Journal 2018;16(10):5433
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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