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Reasoned opinion on the setting of a new MRL for fluazinam in tomatoes


  • European Food Safety Authority

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 15 June 2015
  • Published date: 18 June 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00786
  • On request from: European Commission


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, Italy, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Cheminova A/S to set a maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance fluazinam in tomatoes. In order to accommodate for the intended use of fluazinam, Italy proposed to raise the existing MRL from the limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.05 mg/kg to 0.3 mg/kg. Italy 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 0.3 mg/kg for the intended use on tomatoes. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of fluazinam on the commodity under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes thatthe proposed use of fluazinam on tomatoes will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.