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EFSA reviews modification of MRLs for penthiopyrad

19 December 2016

Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for penthiopyrad in stone fruits and cereals

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the evaluating Member States (EMS), France and Bulgaria, sent an application to modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance penthiopyrad in apricots, peaches, barley and oat.

To accommodate for the intended uses of penthiopyrad, France and Bulgaria proposed to raise the existing MRLs from 0.2 to 0.3 mg/kg for barley and oat, and from 2 to 4 mg/kg for apricots and peaches. France and Bulgaria drafted the evaluation reports in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, which were submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA.

According to EFSA, the data are sufficient to derive the MRL proposals of 0.3 mg/kg for barley and oat, and 4 mg/kg for apricots and peaches. Adequate analytical enforcement methods are available. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the proposed use of penthiopyrad on apricots, peaches, barley and oat will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore is unlikely to pose a consumer health risk.

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