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EFSA Sets Import tolerances for Pesticides in Strawberries and Pulses

Dec 01, 2020

The European Food Safety Authority was requested to “Set Import Tolerances for Chlorantraniliprole in Strawberries and Pulses” in accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005.

The scientific document highlights the Tolerance Limits of Pesticides set for the following food categories:

  • The active substance Chlorantraniliprole in strawberries and the whole category pulses (beans, lentils, peas and lupins/lupini beans).

  • Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of Chlorantraniliprole in the commodities under consideration at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg.

  • The available data are not sufficient to derive an import tolerance for strawberries and no modification of the current EU MRL is required.

  • The available residue trials are sufficient to derive an MRL proposal of 0.3 mg/kg for the whole category pulses.

  • Based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of Chlorantraniliprole according to the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health.

  • The reliable end points, appropriate for use in regulatory risk assessment are presented.

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