Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for pyraclostrobin in soyabean

pyraclostrobin, soyabean, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
19 novembre 2018
16 ottobre 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant BASF SE submitted a request to the competent national authority in France to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance pyraclostrobin in soyabean. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for soyabean. The applicant provided a new validated analytical method to control residues of pyraclostrobin on the commodity under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg, which is a value lower than the one currently in use. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement in animal matrices at the validated LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg are available. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of pyraclostrobin according to the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(11):5466
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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