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Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for cyazofamid in aubergines


  • European Food Safety Authority

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 18 December 2014
  • Published date: 16 January 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00317
  • On request from: European Commission


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Germany hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from the company ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. to modify the existing MRL for the active substance cyazofamid in aubergines. In order to accommodate for the intended use of cyazofamid, Germany proposed to raise the existing MRL from the limit of quantification of 0.01 mg/kg to 0.2 mg/kg. Germany 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 an MRL proposal of 0.3 mg/kg for tomato, extrapolated to aubergines. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control cyazofamid residues in aubergines. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of cyazofamid on aubergines will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.