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Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for carbetamide according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005


  • European Food Safety Authority

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 2 July 2015
  • Published date: 13 July 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2009-00035
  • On request from: EFSA


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 carbetamide. In order to assess the occurrence of carbetamide residues in plants, processed commodities, rotational crops and livestock, EFSA considered the conclusions derived in the framework of Directive 91/414/EEC as well as the European authorisations reported by Member States (incl. the supporting residues data). Based on the assessment of the available data, MRL proposals were derived and a consumer risk assessment was carried out. No information required by the regulatory framework was found to be missing and no risk to consumers was identified.