Review of the existing maximum residue levels for glyphosate according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

glyphosate, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, herbicide, AMPA, N-acetyl-AMPA, N-acetyl-glyphosate
First published in the EFSA Journal
17 maggio 2018
Approved
17 aprile 2018
Type
Reasoned Opinion
Abstract

According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance glyphosate. To assess the occurrence of glyphosate residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived under Commission Regulation (EU) No 1141/2010 as amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 380/2013, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission as well as the import tolerances and European authorisations reported by Member States (including the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was missing. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.

Substances
European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5263
EFSA Journal 2018;16(5):5263
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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