EFSA Proposes Modifications in MRLs for Pesticides in Oil-Rich Seeds

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On November 03, 2020, European Food Standard Authority received a request from Bayer SAS ‐ Crop Science Division propose to “Modify the existing maximum residue levels (MRL) for the active substance Flupyradifurone and its metabolite DFA in rapeseeds/canola seeds and mustard seeds”.

The scientific evaluation report in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 highlights the following –

  • Evaluating Member State (EMS) proposes to raise the intended uses of existing MRL’s for Flupyradifurone in rapeseeds and mustard seeds. The limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 to 0.3 mg/kg.
  • To raise the existing MRLs for difluoroacetic acid (DFA) in rapeseeds and mustard seeds from the LOQ of 0.05 to 0.3 mg/kg.
  • The data submitted in support of the request were found sufficient to derive MRL proposals for both compounds in rapeseeds and mustard seeds.
  • Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the relevant residues in plant matrices under consideration.

Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues of Flupyradifurone and of its metabolite DFA resulting from the use of flupyradifurone is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

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