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Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for 1 naphthylacetamide and 1 naphthylacetic acid according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005


  • European Food Safety Authority

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Acknowledgement: EFSA wishes to thank the rapporteur Member State France for the preparatory work on this scientific output.
  • Approval date: 4 August 2015
  • Published date: 11 August 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2009-00081
  • 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 substances 1-naphthylacetamide and 1-naphthylacetic acid. In order to assess the occurrence of 1-naphthylacetamide and 1-naphthylacetic acid 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. Although no apparent risk to consumers was identified, some information required by the regulatory framework was found to be missing. Hence, the consumer risk assessment is considered indicative only and all MRL proposals derived by EFSA still require further consideration by risk managers.