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

chromafenozide, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, diacylhydrazine, insecticide
First published in the EFSA Journal
8 January 2019
2 December 2018
Reasoned Opinion


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 chromafenozide. Considering the information provided by Member States, neither EU uses nor import tolerances are currently authorised for chromafenozide within the EU. Furthermore, no MRLs are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (codex maximum residue limits) for this active substance. Therefore, residues of chromafenozide are not expected to occur in any plant or animal commodity and therefore a consumer risk assessment is not required. Nevertheless, the available information allowed EFSA to propose a marker residue definition and a limit of quantification (LOQ) for enforcement against potential illegal uses.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(1):5533
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On request from
European Commission

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