Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for fluroxypyr
The applicant Dow AgroSciences submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to evaluate the confirmatory data that were identified for fluroxypyr in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. To address the data gaps, a method of analysis for plant matrices, information on metabolism in onions, revised Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and reside trials on apples, onions and grass, argumentation regarding the efficiency of the hydrolysis step and information on storage stability in plant matrices and products of animal origin were submitted. A ruminant metabolism study with fluroxypyr‐meptyl was available and evaluated. Toxicological information on metabolites identified in the ruminant metabolism study (i.e. fluroxypyr pyridinol and its conjugates) is required to derive a final residue definition for livestock. EFSA recommends reconsideration of the existing MRLs for several plant and animal commodities.