EU Modifies the Existing Maximum Residue Levels for Azoxystrobin in Rapeseeds and Linseeds

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Trace One_resources.selerant.com_food-regulatory-news_efsa-proposes-modifications-in-mrls-for-pesticides-in-oil-rich-seedsOn January 21st, 2022, the European Food Safety Authority published an article on “Modification of the existing maximum residue levels for azoxystrobin in rapeseeds and linseeds” in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.


The scope of the document highlights the following key points:

  • To assess the occurrence of Azoxystrobin residues are applicable to primary crops, rotational crops, and processed products;
  • No modification of the existing MRL was proposed for linseeds (0.4 mg/kg);
  • MRL for rapeseeds/canola seeds has been proposed at 0.7 mg/kg;
  • Adequate analytical methods are available to control the residues of azoxystrobin in the commodities at the limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg;
  • Consumer risk assessment indicated no apparent risk to consumers on the consumption of these products.

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