Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for warfarin according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

warfarin, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, coumarin, rodenticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
25 février 2013
20 février 2013
Reasoned Opinion

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance warfarin. Considering that this active substance is not authorised for use on edible crops within the European Union, that no MRLs are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and that no import tolerances were notified to EFSA, residues of warfarin are not expected to occur in any plant or animal commodity. Available data were also not sufficient to derive a residue definition or an LOQ for enforcement against potential illegal uses.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2013;11(2):3124
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