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EU Amends Maximum Residue Levels for Proquinazid in Certain Berries

On September 13, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced its intent to revise the maximum residue levels for proquinazid in blueberries and cranberries in accordance with Section 6 of Regulation (EC) No. 396/2005. The maximum limit is proposed at 1.5 mg/kg. The request to modify the existing maximum residue level (MRL) for the active substance proquinazid was made on behalf of Belgium, and EFSA concluded that the short term and long term intake of these residues is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health. Proquinazid is a fungicide that inhibits spore germination for mildew control on various crops.

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Posted on 7 October 2021