Setting of an import tolerance for pyraclostrobin in rice

pyraclostrobin, rice, import tolerance, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 November 2018
25 October 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to set an import tolerance for the active substance pyraclostrobin in rice. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive a maximum residue level (MRL) proposal for rice. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of pyraclostrobin according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health. Taking into account the proposed new MRL, a long‐term intake concern for consumers was not identified.

Cas: 175013-18-0
Inchi: InChI=1S/C19H18ClN3O4/c1-25-19(24)23(26-2)17-6-4-3-5-14(17)13-27-18-11-12-22(21-18)16-9-7-15(20)8-10-16/h3-12H,13H2,1-2H3
Iupac: methyl [2-({[1-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3-yl]oxy}methyl)phenyl]methoxycarbamate
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(11):5483
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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