Modification of the existing maximum residue level for trifloxystrobin in broccoli

trifloxystrobin, broccoli, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
21 January 2019
17 December 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Bayer Hellas AG submitted a request to the competent national authority in Greece to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance trifloxystrobin in broccoli. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive an MRL proposal for broccoli. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of trifloxystrobin on the commodity under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg. EFSA performed a tentative risk assessment in which the calculated exposure to residues of trifloxystrobin and one of its metabolites CGA 321113 did not exceed the toxicological reference values derived for trifloxystrobin. The risk assessment is tentative since the toxicological properties of certain metabolites identified in some metabolism studies are not fully elucidated and data on the occurrence of metabolites CGA 357262, CGA 357261, CGA 331409 in crops for which MRLs were established in the past are not available.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(1):5576
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On request from
European Commission

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