Proposed maximum residue levels for flutriafol
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EU proposes to lower MRLs for flutriafol on certain products
Draft Commission Regulation amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for diethofencarb, fenoxycarb, flutriafol and pencycuron in or on certain products
The EU proposes to set the maximum residue levels (MRLs) for flutriafol to the limit of determination (LOD, the lowest level that can be detected using the most modern and reliable analytical methods). This will apply to all products except those for which MRLs are based on CODEX MRLs (CXLs) or import tolerances, and are considered safe.
What is changing?
The EU proposes to amend the MRLs for flutriafol as summarised in Table 1.
The approval for flutriafol has not been renewed as the manufacturer did not support its application for approval. Therefore flutriafol is no longer authorised in the EU and all MRLs should be set at the LOD.
Expected date of adoption: January 2024.
Expected date of entry into force: March 2024.
The new MRLs will apply from approximately September 2024 – the precise date will be known once the Regulation is published.
Exporters of affected products should review their current use of flutriafol and evaluate possible alternative solutions in anticipation of the MRL changes.
EFSA (2014) Reasoned opinion on the review of the existing maximum residue levels (MRLs) for flutriafol according to Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005. EFSA Journal, 12(5): 3687.
EFSA (2016a) Scientific support for preparing an EU position in the 48th Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR). EFSA Journal, 14(8): 4571.
EFSA (2016b) Setting of import tolerance for flutriafol in strawberries. EFSA Journal, 14(3): 4427.
EFSA (2016c) Setting of import tolerance for flutriafol in cucurbits with edible peel. EFSA Journal, 14(9): 4577.
EFSA (2017) Setting of import tolerance for flutriafol in hops. EFSA Journal, 15(7): 4875.
EFSA (2020) Evaluation of confirmatory data following the Article 12 MRL review and setting of an import tolerance for flutriafol in cucurbits (inedible peel). EFSA Journal, 18(12): 6315.
Draft Commission Regulation as regards maximum residue levels for diethofencarb, fenoxycarb, flutriafol and pencycuron in or on certain products
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