Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for acibenzolar‐S‐methyl in aubergines and cucurbits with edible and inedible peel
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Syngenta France SAS submitted a request to the competent national authority in France to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance acibenzolar‐S‐methyl in aubergines and cucurbits with edible and inedible peel. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all the commodities under consideration in this reasoned opinion. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of acibenzolar‐S‐methyl in plant matrices/on the commodities under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intakes of residues resulting from the use of acibenzolar‐S‐methyl according to the reported agricultural practices are unlikely to present a risk to consumer health. The reliable end points, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment are presented.