Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for spirotetramat in various crops

spirotetramat, various crops, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
18 janvier 2019
Approved
21 décembre 2018
Type
Reasoned Opinion

Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the competent national authority in Belgium prepared a request to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance spirotetramat in Florence fennels and rhubarbs. Furthermore, in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Bayer SAS submitted a request to the competent national authority in Austria to modify the existing MRLs for spirotetramat in the group of other small fruits and berries, kiwi fruits and garlic. The data submitted in support to both requests were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all the crops under consideration. Adequate analytical methods are available to enforce the proposed MRLs. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of spirotetramat according to the intended agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5589
EFSA Journal 2019;17(1):5589
On request from
European Commission

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