EFSA Modification of the Existing Maximum Residue Levels for Difenoconazole in Leafy brassica

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Posted By: Ognjen Djunisijevic

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On February 09, 2021, the European Food Safety Authority issued the regulation “Modification of the Existing Maximum Residue Levels for Difenoconazole in Leafy brassica”.

The scientific document summarizes the technical information on pesticides and its uses as follows:

  • The data analysis is sufficient to derive MRL proposals for leafy brassica.
  • Adequate analytical methods are available to control the residues of difenoconazole in plant matrices under consideration at the validated LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg.
  • Difenoconazole in animal matrices at the validated LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg for meat muscle, fat, liver, kidney and eggs and at the validated LOQ of 0.005 mg/kg for milk.
  • Based on the risk assessment results, for the crops assessed in this application, short-term intake of residues resulting from the use of difenoconazole is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.
  • Long-term consumer intake concerns cannot be excluded for the intended and existing difenoconazole uses as they are affected by uncertainties associated with the toxicity of metabolite CGA205375 and the lack of information on all existing difenoconazole uses in the EU.
  • The assessment does not take into consideration the triazole derivative metabolites (TDMs) which may be generated by several pesticides belonging to the group of triazole fungicides.

The regulation is effective from February 09, 2021.

To view the complete regulation, check out the Food News Monitoring System.

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