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

spiromesifen, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment,insecticide, acaricide
First published in the EFSA Journal
23 January 2019
Approved
19 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 spiromesifen. To assess the occurrence of spiromesifen residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, as well as the import tolerances and European authorisations reported by Member States (including the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was missing. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.

European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5579
EFSA Journal 2019;17(1):5579
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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