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Reasoned opinion on the modification of the existing MRLs for isopyrazam in various vegetables

Author(s): European Food Safety Authority

Journal: EFSA Journal
ISSN 1831-4732

Volume: 11;
Issue: 9;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Isopyrazam | root vegetables | cucurbits | peppers | MRL application | Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 | consumer risk assessment | CDCD459488 | CSAA798670 | pyrazole-carboxamide fungicide

In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, France, hereafter referred to as the evaluating Member State (EMS), received an application from Syngenta Crop Protection to modify the existing MRLs for isopyrazam in various root and tuber vegetables, peppers and cucurbits (edible and inedible peel). In order to accommodate for the intended uses of isopyrazam in Europe, the EMS proposed to raise the existing MRLs for isopyrazam in all crops under consideration. France drafted an evaluation report in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, which was submitted to the European Commission and forwarded to EFSA. According to EFSA, the data are sufficient to derive a MRL proposal for carrots, which can be extrapolated to other root and tuber vegetables, for peppers (indoor GAP), for cucumbers (indoor GAP), which is extrapolated to gherkins and courgettes and for melons (indoor GAP), which can be applied also for pumpkins and watermelons. Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concludes that the intended uses of isopyrazam on the crops under consideration will not result in a consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and therefore are unlikely to pose a public health concern.
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