Setting of a new MRL for imazapic in sugar cane

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Article
EFSA Journal 2011;9(7):2295 [25 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2295
European Food Safety Authority
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On Request From
European Commission
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2010-00980
Approved
1 Luglio 2011
Published
5 Luglio 2011
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
Note
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Summary

According to Article 6 of the Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the United Kingdom, herewith referred to as the Evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from the Exponent International Ltd. to set an import tolerance for imazapic in sugar cane. In order to accommodate the authorized use of imazapic on sugar cane in Central and South America (Costa Rica, Brazil, Guatemala) it is proposed to set the EU MRL at the limit of quantification of 0.01 mg/kg. The EMS United Kingdom drafted an evaluation report according to Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 which was submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA on 20 July 2010. On 11 September 2010 some data requirements were identified, which prevented EFSA to conclude on the consumer risk assessment. An updated evaluation report, addressing those data requirements, was submitted by the EMS on 18 April 2011 and taken into consideration by EFSA for finalization of this reasoned opinion.

Keywords
Imazapic, sugar cane, MRL application, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, imidazolinone herbicide
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Number of Pages
25