Review of the existing maximum residue levels for 6‐benzyladenine according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

6‐benzyladenine, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, plant growth regulator
First published in the EFSA Journal
29. Juli 2020
1. Juli 2020
Reasoned Opinion


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 6‐benzyladenine. To assess the occurrence of 6‐benzyladenine residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Commission Regulation (EC) No 33/2008, as well as the 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. All information required by the regulatory framework was present and a risk to consumers was not identified.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2020;18(7):6220
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European Commission

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