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On February 18, 2021, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that it plans to establish an import limit for azoxystrobin in beetroot.
According to Chapter 6 of Regulation No. 396/2005 of the European Commission, Syngenta Crop Protection AG submitted an application to the Austrian national authority for the establishment of an import limit for azoxystrobin in beetroot. After evaluation, the European Food Safety Authority concluded that, based on reported agricultural practices, residues resulting from short-term and long-term ingestion of azoxystrobin are unlikely to pose a health risk to consumers.
part of the original report is as follows:
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, the applicant Syngenta Crop Protection AG submitted a request to the competent national authority in Austria to set an import tolerance for the active substance azoxystrobin in sugar beet roots. The data submitted in support of the request were found to be sufficient to derive maximum residue level (MRL) proposals for sugar beet roots. However, robust processing factors for Annex VI in view of monitoring of residues in processed commodities could not be derived. Adequate analytical methods for enforcement are available to control the residues of azoxystrobin in plant and animal matrices at the validated limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.01 mg/kg . based on the risk assessment results, EFSA concluded that the short‐term and long‐term intake of residues resulting from the use of azoxystrobin according to the reported agricultural practice is unlikely to present a risk to consumer health .
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