Scientific support for preparing an EU position in the 50th Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR)

consumer risk assessment, toxicological evaluation, residue definitions, MRL setting, CCPR meeting 2018
First published in the EFSA Journal
30 July 2018
17 May 2018
Scientific Report


In accordance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) 396/2005, EFSA received a request from the European Commission to provide support for the preparation of the EU position for 50th session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR). In 2017, Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR) evaluated 15 active substances regarding the setting of toxicological reference values to be used in consumer risk assessment (bicyclopyrone, chlormequat, cyclaniliprole, fenazaquin, fenpropimorph, fenpyrazamine, fenpyroximate, fosetyl Al, isoprothiolane, natamycin, oxamyl, phosphonic acid, propylene oxide, thiophanate‐methyl, triflumezopyrim) and 36 substances for deriving maximum residue limit (MRL) proposals (acetamiprid, azoxystrobin, bicyclopyrone, captan, chlormequat, cyclaniliprole, cyprodinil, 2,4‐D, difenoconazole, fenazaquin, fenpropimorph, fenpyrazamine, fenpyroximate, flonicamid, fluensulfone, fluopyram, flupyradifurone, fosetyl Al, imazamox, imazapyr, imidacloprid, isoprothiolane, isopyrazam, natamycin, oxamyl, phosphonic acid, picoxystrobin, propiconazole, propylene oxide, prothioconazole, quinclorac, saflufenacil, spinetoram, tebuconazole, trifloxystrobin, triflumezopyrim); EFSA prepared comments on the Codex MRL proposals and the proposed toxicological reference values. In addition, EFSA provided the views on follow‐up assessments of JMPR on pesticides where specific concerns were raised in the previous CCPR meetings. The current report should serve as the basis for deriving the EU position for the CCPR meeting, relevant findings are summarised in this report.

European Food Safety Authority
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EFSA Journal 2018;16(7):5306
On request from
European Commission