Modification of the existing maximum residue level for picloram in flowering brassica

picloram, flowering brassica, broccoli, cauliflower, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
First published in the EFSA Journal
22 octobre 2020
16 septembre 2020
Reasoned Opinion


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant, Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum Rheinpfalz, submitted a request to the competent national authority in Germany to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance picloram in flowering brassica. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive an MRL proposal for broccoli, cauliflowers and other flowering brassica. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of picloram and its conjugates in plant matrices under consideration 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 picloram according to the reported agricultural practices is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health. The reliable end points, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment, are presented.

European Food Safety Authority
pesticides.mrl [at]
EFSA Journal 2020;18(10):6272
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On request from
European Commission

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