Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for warfarin according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

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EFSA wishes to thank the rapporteur Member State Ireland for the preparatory work on this scientific output.

EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2013;11(2):3124 [8 pp.].
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2013.3124
Type
Reasoned Opinion
On request from
EFSA
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2008-647
Approved
20 febbraio 2013
Published
25 febbraio 2013
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance warfarin. Considering that this active substance is not authorised for use on edible crops within the European Union, that no MRLs are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and that no import tolerances were notified to EFSA, residues of warfarin are not expected to occur in any plant or animal commodity. Available data were also not sufficient to derive a residue definition or an LOQ for enforcement against potential illegal uses.

Keywords
warfarin, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, coumarin, rodenticide
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Number of Pages
8