Statement of EFSA for substances that do not require MRL review

Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Annex IV, MRLs, peer review
First published in the EFSA Journal
2 Noviembre 2017
9 Octubre 2017
Statement of EFSA


According to Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, active substances of plant protection products evaluated under Directive 91/414/EEC for which no maximum residue levels (MRLs) are required shall be defined and listed in Annex IV to this Regulation. Among the active substances that need to be reviewed under Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA identified nine active substances that were already included in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 by risk managers, without identifying any need for further assessment. EFSA prepared a statement explaining that for those nine active substances a review of MRLs is no longer necessary. The relevant question numbers are considered addressed by this statement.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2017;15(11):5046
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European Commission