Modification of the existing maximum residue level for captan in hops

captan, hops, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
21 December 2018
15 November 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant ADAMA Agriculture BV on behalf of ADAMA Makhteshim Ltd. submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to modify the existing maximum residue level for the active substance captan in hops. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be insufficient to conclude whether the existing residue definitions are appropriate for hops. Although the number of residue trials is sufficient to derive a tentative maximum residue level (MRL) for hops according to the residue definitions derived for fruits and fruiting vegetables, EFSA did not recommend this MRL for being implemented in the MRL legislation because due to the lack of a reliable residue definition for risk assessment. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of captan in hops.

Cas: 133-06-2
Inchi: InChI=1S/C9H8Cl3NO2S/c10-9(11,12)16-13-7(14)5-3-1-2-4-6(5)8(13)15/h1-2,5-6H,3-4H2
Iupac: 2-[(trichloromethyl)sulfanyl]-3a,4,7,7a-tetrahydro-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(12):5498
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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