Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for spirotetramat in small fruits and berries

spirotetramat, small fruits and berries, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
28 novembre 2019
28 ottobre 2019
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Landwirtschaftliches Technologiezentrum Augustenberg submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance spirotetramat in crops belonging to the group of other small fruits and berries. The data submitted to support the MRL application were sufficient to derive MRL proposals for the crops concerned. Adequate analytical methods are available to enforce the proposed MRLs. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of spirotetramat according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(11):5904
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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