Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for sulfoxaflor in various crops

sulfoxaflor, various crops, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
31 gennaio 2019
20 dicembre 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Dow AgroSciences submitted a request to the competent national authority in Ireland to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance sulfoxaflor in various crops, including limes imported from Australia. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for limes, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts, kales, spinaches and similar leaves, herbs and edible flowers, beans without pods, peas with pods, oat, rye and triticale (wheat). Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of sulfoxaflor on the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the use of sulfoxaflor according to the intended good agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumers’ health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(1):5587
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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