Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for pyraflufen‐ethyl

pyraflufen-ethyl, confirmatory data, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
19 October 2018
27 September 2018
Reasoned Opinion


The applicant, Nichino Europe Co. Ltd., submitted application request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to evaluate confirmatory data that were identified for pyraflufen‐ethyl in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. The submitted data were sufficient to confirm the MRLs for citrus fruits, tree nuts, pome fruits, stone fruits, table and wine grapes, currants, gooseberries, elderberries, table olives, potatoes, rapeseeds/canola seeds, olives for oil production, barley, oat, rye, and wheat. Furthermore, the submitted data were sufficient to propose an MRL for cotton seeds. The confirmatory data requirement for an analytical method in hops has not been addressed satisfactorily; as regards the existing MRL for hops, further risk management decisions need to be taken. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of pyraflufen‐ethyl according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

Cas: 129630-19-9
Inchi: InChI=1S/C15H13Cl2F3N2O4/c1-3-24-11(23)6-25-10-4-7(9(18)5-8(10)16)13-12(17)14(22(2)21-13)26-15(19)20/h4-5,15H,3,6H2,1-2H3
Iupac: ethyl 2-chloro-5-(4-chloro-5-difluoromethoxy-1-methylpyrazol-3-yl)-4-fluorophenoxyacetate
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
EFSA Journal 2018;16(10):5444
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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