Review of the existing maximum residue levels for ipconazole according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005

ipconazole, MRL review, Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, consumer risk assessment, triazole, fungicide, triazole derivative metabolites
First published in the EFSA Journal
22 janvier 2020
9 décembre 2019
Reasoned Opinion


According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, EFSA has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance ipconazole. To assess the occurrence of ipconazole residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (including the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived for ipconazole and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. All information required by the regulatory framework was present and a risk to consumers was not identified. Regarding triazole derivative metabolites (TDMs), separate indicative exposure assessments were performed for triazole alanine and triazole acetic acid and no risk to consumers was identified for what regards these two metabolites individually. However, TDMs may be generated by several pesticides belonging to the group of triazole fungicides, and a comprehensive risk assessment has thus to be performed that covers all existing European uses for all pesticides belonging to the class of triazole fungicides. EFSA recommended to elaborate together with risk managers a strategy to ensure that the required data are made available to finalise the overall risk assessment for triazole fungicides.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2020;18(1):5961
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European Commission

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