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09/26/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/26/2022 09:28

Setting of an import tolerance for pyridaben in grapefruits

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EFSA Journal 2022;20(9):7553
pyridaben, grapefruits, pesticide, MRL, consumer risk assessment
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European Commission
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pesticides.mrl[at] efsa.europa.eu


In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Nissan Chemical Europe S.A.S. submitted a request to the competent national authority in the Netherlands to set an import tolerance for the active substance pyridaben in grapefruits imported from the United States of America. The data submitted in support of the requests were found to be sufficient to derive an MRL proposal of 0.5 mg/kg for grapefruits. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of pyridaben on the commodity under consideration, at or above the validated LOQ of 0.01 mg/kg. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the uses of pyridaben on imported grapefruits from United States according to the reported agricultural practices, is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

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