Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for aminopyralid in certain cereals

aminopyralid, cereals, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
21 January 2019
2 December 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Dow AgroSciences Denmark submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance aminopyralid in cereals. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for barley, rye, sorghum, millet and oats. A modification of the existing MRL of aminopyralid in wheat has been considered unnecessary. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of aminopyralid and its conjugates in plant matrices and on the commodities under assessment at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of aminopyralid according to the intended agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(1):5534
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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