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Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for acequinocyl in cherries and plums


  • European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

  • Correspondence: pesticides.mrl@efsa.europa.eu
  • Approval date: 5 October 2015
  • Published date: 23 October 2015
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2014-00930
  • On request from: European Commission


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member State (EMS) Germany, received an application from Landwirtschaftliches Technologiezentrum Augustenberg to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance acequinocyl in cherries and plums. In order to accommodate for the intended Northern Europe (NEU) uses of acequinocyl, Germany proposed to raise the existing MRLs from the limit of quantification of 0.01 mg/kg to 0.1 mg/kg for cherries and to 0.02 mg/kg for plums. Germany 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 MRL proposals of 0.1 mg/kg for cherries and 0.02 mg/kg for plums in support of the proposed use of acequinocyl in Germany. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of acequinocyl on cherries and plums will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.