Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for flonicamid in strawberries and other berries

flonicamid, blueberries, cranberries, currants, gooseberries, strawberries, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
2 agosto 2019
27 maggio 2019
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the Federal Public Service Health, Food chain Safety and Environment of Belgium, submitted an application to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance flonicamid in blueberries, cranberries, currants, gooseberries and strawberries. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for the crops assessed. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of flonicamid in plant matrices under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg for each analyte included in the residue definition (combined LOQ of 0.03 mg/kg). Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of flonicamid according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

Cas: 158062-67-0
Inchi: InChI=1S/C9H6F3N3O/c10-9(11,12)7-1-3-14-5-6(7)8(16)15-4-2-13/h1,3,5H,4H2,(H,15,16)
Iupac: N-(cyanomethyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)pyridine-3-carboxamide
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(7):5745
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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