Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for glyphosate in borage and corn gromwell seeds
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS) the United Kingdom received an application from the company Technology Crops Ltd to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance glyphosate. To accommodate for the intended use of glyphosate on corn gromwells, the United Kingdom proposed to raise the existing MRL on borage seeds from 0.1 mg/kg to 10 mg/kg, since the MRL for corn gromwell seeds in the above cited Regulation is covered by the value set on borage seeds. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal of 10 mg/kg by extrapolation from trials on oilseed rape. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of glyphosate in the seeds under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of glyphosate on corn gromwells will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.