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

prochloraz, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, imidazole, fungicide, metabolites BTS 44595 (M201-04) and BTS 44596 (M201-03)
First published in the EFSA Journal
27 August 2018
Approved
31 July 2018
Type
Reasoned Opinion

Abstract

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 prochloraz. To assess the occurrence of prochloraz residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC, the MRLs established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission 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. Some information required by the regulatory framework was missing and a possible acute risk to consumers was identified. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only, some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers and measures for reduction of the consumer exposure should also be considered.

Substances
European Food Safety Authority
Contact
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5401
EFSA Journal 2018;16(8):5401
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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