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Review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for cinidon-ethyl according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005


  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 22 June 2015
  • Published date: 6 July 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2008-511
  • On request from: European Commission


According to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed the maximum residue levels (MRLs) currently established at European level for the pesticide active substance cinidon-ethyl . Considering that this active substance is no longer authorised within the European Union, that MRLs are not established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and that uses authorised in third countries were not reported to EFSA, residues of cinidon-ethyl are not expected to occur in any plant or animal commodity. Nevertheless, available data allowed EFSA to propose a residue definition and limit of quantification (LOQ) for enforcement against potential illegal uses.