Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for fludioxonil in elderberries

fludioxonil, elderberries, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
9 juillet 2020
Approved
9 juin 2020
Type
Reasoned Opinion

Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Syngenta Agro GmbH submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance fludioxonil in elderberries in support of the intended NEU use. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive an MRL proposal of 4 mg/kg for elderberries, as an extrapolation from red and black currants and blueberries. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of fludioxonil in the plant matrix under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the long‐term intake of residues resulting from the intended use of fludioxonil according to the reported agricultural practice and from the existing authorised uses is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

Substances
Fludioxonil
Cas: 131341-86-1
Inchi: InChI=1S/C12H6F2N2O2/c13-12(14)17-10-3-1-2-8(11(10)18-12)9-6-16-5-7(9)4-15/h1-3,5-6,16H
Iupac: 4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile
European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2020.6175
EFSA Journal 2020;18(7):6175
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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