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Modification of maximum residue levels for cyazofamid in hops, globe artichokes, leeks and spring/green onions and Welsh onions

Authors

  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)


  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 23 July 2015
  • Published date: 17 August 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2015-00077
  • On request from: European Commission

Abstract

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS), Belgium, received an application from ISK Biosciences Europe N.V. to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance cyazofamid in hops, globe artichokes, leeks and spring onions/green onions and Welsh onions. In order to accommodate for the intended uses of cyazofamid, Belgium proposed to set the MRL at 0.4 mg/kg for leeks and spring onions/green onions and Welsh onions, at 0.15 mg/kg for globe artichokes and at 20 mg/kg for hops. Belgium drafted an evaluation report in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, which was submitted to the European Commission (EC) and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA the data are sufficient to derive a MRL of 0.4 mg/kg for spring onions/green onions and Welsh onions and a MRL of 20 mg/kg for hops. An amendment of the MRL is not proposed for globe artichokes and leeks as long as the toxicity of metabolite CCIM observed as the predominant compound of the residues in the hydrolysis study is not addressed and information on the possible residue levels of this compound in the processed food commodities is not provided. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available to control the residues of cyazofamid on the commodities under consideration. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed uses of cyazofamid on spring onions/green onions and Welsh onions and on hops will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference value and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

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