Setting of import tolerance for azoxystrobin in sugar beet roots

azoxystrobin, sugar beet roots, molasses, fungicide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
18 February 2021
8 January 2021
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Syngenta Crop Protection AG submitted a request to the competent national authority in Austria to set an import tolerance for the active substance azoxystrobin in sugar beet roots. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for sugar beet roots. However, robust processing factors for Annex VI in view of monitoring of residues in processed commodities could not be derived. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of azoxystrobin in plant and animal matrices 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 azoxystrobin according to the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2021;19(2):6401
Question Number
On request from
European Commission

Background documents