Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for emamectin in leafy brassica and beans and peas with pods

emamectin, leafy brassica, beans and peas with pods, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
23 April 2018
6 April 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Syngenta France SAS submitted a request to the competent national authority in France to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance emamectin in leafy brassica and beans and peas with pods. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for the crops under consideration. An adequate analytical method for enforcement is available to control the residues of emamectin in the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of emamectin benzoate according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health. The reliable end points, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment are presented.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(4):5255
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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