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07 July, 2020

EFSA: Import Tolerances

EFSA: Import Tolerances


The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published the reasoned opinions on setting of import tolerances for flonicamid and flupyradifurone.


After the request of setting import tolerances for the active substance flonicamid on the basis of the authorized use in the USA, EFSA concluded that the authorized USA uses of fonicamid will not result in acute or chronic consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and, therefore, is unlikely to pose a risk to consumers’ health.
 
EFSA was requested to set import tolerances and to modify existing EU maximum residue levels (MRLs) for the active substance flupyradifurone and its metabolite difluoroacetic acid (DFA) in various crops. For some commodities, EFSA concludes that the intended EU uses and authorized US and Canadian uses of flupyradifurone and resulting residues of DFA will not result in chronic or acute consumer exposure exceeding the toxicological reference values and, therefore, is unlikely to pose a risk to consumers’ health.
 
Among others, EFSA proposes to amend the existing MRLs as follows:
 
Substance Commodity Existing MRL (ppm) Proposed MRL (ppm) Comments
Flonicamid tree nuts (except coconuts and pistachios) 0.06* 0.07 The submitted data are sufficient to derive an import tolerance based on the authorized US GAP. Risk for consumers unlikely
pistachios 0.06* 0.3
Flupyradifurone tree nuts 0.01* 0.02 The submitted data are sufficient to derive an import tolerance (US/Canadian GAP). Risk for consumers unlikely
grapes 0.8 3
peanuts 0.01* 0.04
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