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Review of the existing maximum residue levels for glyphosate according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 – revised version to take into account omitted data

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Note: This version revises the MRLs derived and data gaps identified in the first version of the Reasoned opinion. Some additional data were made available by the Rapporteur Member State to EFSA in an Addendum only after the publication of the Reasoned opinion. To avoid confusion, the older and the revised version will be available on the EFSA Journal. The present Reasoned opinion replaces the previous version which was published in 2018.


The EFSA received from the European Commission a mandate to revise its previous review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for glyphosate taking into account additional data that were erroneously omitted in the evaluation report supporting the original MRL review. These additional data were evaluated by the Rapporteur Member State (RMS), Germany, and made available to EFSA in an addendum. Based on the assessment of the overall data available, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was missing. The consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and some MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.

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