Modification of the existing maximum residue level for bifenazate in elderberries

bifenazate, elderberries, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
17 November 2019
2 October 2019
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Landwirtschaftliches Technologiezentrum Augustenberg submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance bifenazate in elderberries. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive an MRL proposal for the crop concerned. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of bifenazate and its metabolite in elderberries at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the dietary intake of residues resulting from the use of bifenazate according to the intended agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2019;17(11):5878
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

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