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Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for pyraclostrobin in swedes and turnips


  • European Food Safety Authority

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 14 October 2014
  • Published date: 16 October 2014
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00398
  • On request from: European Commission


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, United Kingdom (UK) hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Horticulture Development Company (HDC), to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance pyraclostrobin in swedes and turnip. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of pyraclostrobin in northern Europe (NEU), UK proposed to raise the existing MRLs from the limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.02* mg/kg to 0.09 mg/kg. UK drafted an evaluation report in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, which was submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive the MRL proposals of 0.09 mg/kg for the proposed uses on swedes and turnips. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes thatthe proposed uses of pyraclostrobin on swedes and turnips will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.