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Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for boscalid in beans and peas with pods


  • European Food Safety Authority

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 10 March 2015
  • Published date: 13 March 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00931
  • On request from: European Commission


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, France, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from BASF France SAS to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance boscalid in beans and peas with pods. In order to accommodate for the intended use of boscalid, France proposed to raise the existing MRL from the value of 3 mg/kg to 6 mg/kg. France 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 a MRL proposal of 5 mg/kg for the intended field use on beans and peas with pods. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of boscalid. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of boscalid on beans and peas with pods will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk