Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review for oryzalin

oryzalin, confirmatory data, pesticide, MRL review, risk assessmenT
First published in the EFSA Journal
5 August 2019
12 June 2019
Reasoned Opinion


The applicant Dow AgroSciences submitted a request to the competent national authority in France to evaluate the confirmatory data that were identified for oryzalin in the framework of the maximum residue level (MRL) review under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as not available. To address the data gaps identified, residue trials on apples were submitted which are appropriate to conclude on the residue situation in kiwi fruits; furthermore, new residue trials on asparagus and on bananas were also provided. The information submitted to address the primary crop metabolism on asparagus was considered not sufficient to elucidate the nature of residues expected in asparagus. Thus, since the data gap for asparagus was not fully addressed, risk managers may consider the deletion of the existing MRL. For kiwi fruits and bananas, the previously derived MRLs do not have to be modified.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at] efsa.europa.eu
EFSA Journal 2019;17(8):5756
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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