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Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for tebufenpyrad in various crops


  • European Food Safety Authority

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 20 April 2015
  • Published date: 23 April 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00488
  • 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 BASF to modify the existing MRLs for the active substance tebufenpyrad in citrus fruits, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, melons, watermelons and gherkins. 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 residue data were sufficient to derive MRL proposals for all crops under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the intended use of tebufenpyrad on peppers might result in an acute consumer intake concerns and therefore shall not be authorised. The intended uses of tebufenpyrad on citrus fruits, plums, strawberries, tomatoes, aubergines, gherkins, melons and watermelons will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.