Review of the existing maximum residue levels for fluometuron according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

Fluometuron, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment,phenylurea, herbicide, trifluoroacetic acid (TFA)
First published in the EFSA Journal
14 January 2019
Approved
12 December 2018
Type
Reasoned Opinion

Abstract

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance fluometuron. To assess the occurrence of fluometuron residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008 as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (including the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, an MRL proposal was derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. All information required by the regulatory framework was present and a risk to consumers was not identified. In addition, EFSA identified some data gaps which are not expected to impact on the validity of the MRL derived but which might have an impact on national authorisations.

European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5560
EFSA Journal 2019;17(1):5560
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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