Modification of the existing maximum residue level for abamectin in bananas

abamectin, bananas, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
3 octobre 2017
11 septembre 2017
Reasoned Opinion

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Cheminova Agro Italia Srl submitted a request to the competent national authority in Italy to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance abamectin in bananas. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all crops under consideration. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of abamectin in the plant matrix under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short-term and long-term intake of residues resulting from the use of abamectin according to the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2017;15(10):4987
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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