EU Revises Maximum Residue Limits for Benzovindiflupyr in Fresh Herbs and Edible Flowers

| Contaminants & Pesticides
Posted By: Trace One

On September 17th, 2021, the European Food Safety Authority published a regulation on “Modification of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance Benzovindiflupyr in fresh herbs and edible flowers” in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

The scope of the document outlines the following:

  • The data was found to be sufficient to derive MRL proposals for the crops under assessment;
  • The study indicates that Benzovindiflupyr is hydrolytically stable under standard processing conditions representative of pasteurization, baking, brewing, boiling, and sterilization;
  • Adequate analytical methods to control the residues of Benzovindiflupyr on the commodities under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg;
  • The MRL proposed is 1.0 mg/kg for fresh herbs and edible flowers;
  • Shortterm and longterm intake of residues resulting from the use of Benzovindiflupyr is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

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