Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for acequinocyl in citrus fruits

acequinocyl, citrus fruits, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
6 August 2019
27 May 2019
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Agro‐Kanesho submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRLs) for the active substance acequinocyl in citrus fruits. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for grapefruits, oranges, lemons, limes and mandarins. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of acequinocyl in 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 intake of residues resulting from the use of acequinocyl according to the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

Cas: 57960-19-7
Inchi: InChI=1S/C24H32O4/c1-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-17-21-22(26)19-15-13-14-16-20(19)23(27)24(21)28-18(2)25/h13-16H,3-12,17H2,1-2H3
Iupac: 3-dodecyl-1,4-dioxo-1,4-dihydronaphthalen-2-yl acetate
European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(8):5746
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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