Modification of the existing maximum residue level for pyraclostrobin in sweet corn

pyraclostrobin, sweet corn, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 October 2019
20 September 2019
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant H.L Hutchinson Ltd submitted a request to the competent national authority in the United Kingdom to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance pyraclostrobin in sweet corn. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive an MRL proposal for sweet corn. An analytical method for MRL enforcement and its independent laboratory validation, using liquid chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry (LC‐MS/MS) was sufficiently validated at a limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.02 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 pyraclostrobin according to the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

Panel members at the time of adoption

Maria Anastassiadou, Alba Brancato, Luis Carrasco Cabrera, Lucien Ferreira, Luna Greco, Samira Jarrah, Aija Kazocina, Renata Leuschner, Jose Oriol Magrans, Ileana Miron, Stefanie Nave, Ragnor Pedersen, Hermine Reich, Alejandro Rojas, Angela Sacchi, Miguel Santos, Alois Stanek, Anne Theobald, Benedicte Vagenende, Alessia Verani.
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(10):5841
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

Background documents