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Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRL for cyprodinil in celery


  • European Food Safety Authority

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 10 March 2015
  • Published date: 13 March 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00936
  • 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 Syngenta France SAS to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance cyprodinil in celery. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of cyprodinil, France proposed to raise the existing MRL from the value of 5 mg/kg to 7 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 submitted data support a MRL proposal of 5 mg/kg for the proposed outdoor uses on celery and therefore, that there is no need to change the current MRL value of 5 mg/kg set under Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. The intended indoor use on celery was not adequately supported by residue data and therefore no MRL proposal could be made to accommodate the intended indoor use. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of cyprodinil in celery. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of cyprodinil on celery will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.