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Setting of a new MRL for imazapic in sugar cane

EFSA Journal 2011;9(7):2295[25 pp.]. doi:10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2295
European Food Safety Authority Contact pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
Type: Reasoned Opinion On request from: European Commission Question number: EFSA-Q-2010-00980 Approved: 01 July 2011 Published: 05 July 2011 Affiliation: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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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