Scientific support for preparing an EU position in the 49th Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR)

consumer risk assessment, toxicological evaluation, residue definitions, MRL setting, CCPR meeting 2017
First published in the EFSA Journal
25 juillet 2017
2 juillet 2017
Scientific Report


In accordance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) 396/2005, EFSA received a request from the European Commission to provide support for the preparation of the EU position for 49th session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR). In 2016, JMPR evaluated 12 active substances regarding the setting of toxicological reference values to be used in consumer risk assessment (acibenzolar-S-methyl, fenpropimorph, fluazifop-P-butyl, fluensulfone, imazethapyr, isofetamid, oxathiapiprolin, penconazole, pendimethalin, pinoxaden, spiromesifen and teflubenzuron) and 24 active substance regarding the setting of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) (acibenzolar-S-methyl, benzovindiflupyr, bixafen, buprofezin, chlorantraniliprole, deltamethrin, dimethomorph, fipronil, fluazifop-P-butyl, fluensulfone, flupyradifurone, imazethapyr, isofetamid, methoprene, metrafenone, oxathiapiprolin, penconazole, pendimethalin, pinoxaden, saflufenacil, spiromesifen, sulfoxaflor, teflubenzuron and tolfenpyrad); EFSA prepared comments on the Codex MRL proposals and the proposed toxicological reference values. In addition, EFSA provided the views on follow-up assessments of JMPR on pesticides where specific concerns were raised in the previous CCPR meetings. The current report should serve as the basis for deriving the EU position for the CCPR meeting are summarised in this report.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2017;15(7):4929
On request from
European Commission