Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for tebuconazole in olives, rice, herbs and herbal infusions (dried)

tebuconazole, various crops, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
15 June 2018
16 May 2018
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicants ADAMA Agriculture Espana S.A., Sapec Agro SAU and LSA (Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Forsten und Gartenbau) submitted requests to the competent national authorities in Spain and Germany, to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance tebuconazole in olives, rice, herbs and herbal infusions (dried). The data submitted in support of the requests were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all the crops under consideration. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of tebuconazole on the commodities under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.02 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 tebuconazole according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2018;16(6):5257
On request from
European Commission

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