Products (and associated GB commodity codes*): Chinese cabbages/pe-tsai (0243010), Kales (0243020), Leeks (0270060), Cattle – milk (1020010), Sheep – milk (1020020), Goat – milk (1020030), Horse – milk (1020040) and Others – milk and cream (1020990) *For reference, the full list of GB commodity codes is set out in Part 1 of the GB pesticides Maximum Residue Level Statutory Register – see link).
New or raised GB MRLs for cyantraniliprole amending the GB MRL Statutory Register. Language(s): English. Number of pages: 20
Cyantraniliprole is an approved active substance in Great Britain. An application was received by the Health and Safety Executive to set new MRLs for Chinese cabbages/pe-tsai, kales, leeks and milk. Following assessment, new (raised) MRLs have been introduced to accommodate new authorisations of plant protection products in Great Britain.
For leeks there is currently a temporary MRL (tMRL) of 0.6 mg/kg in force that will expire on 31 May 2027. From 1 June 2027 an MRL of 0.01* mg/kg was due to apply. However, on expiry of the tMRL, the new MRL of 0.3 mg/kg will now apply from 1 June 2027.
For Chinese cabbages, there is currently a temporary MRL (tMRL) of 20 mg/kg in force that will expire on 20 June 2027. From 21 June 2027 an MRL of 0.01* mg/kg was due to apply. However, based on the updated risk assessment the MRL is no longer set on a temporary basis and will not expire on 20 June 2027. A standard MRL at 20 mg/kg has now been adopted.
The Evaluation Report and Reasoned Opinion supporting the new or raised MRLs is available at the following link. A complete list of the new or raised MRLs is available within this document, see page 6-7:
The residue levels arising in food and feed from the notified uses result in consumer exposures below the toxicological reference values and therefore harmful effects on human health are not expected. As the residue levels exceed the current MRLs in force (for leeks the new MRL exceeds the future MRL of 0.01* mg/kg on expiry of the tMRL), new or raised MRLs are being adopted.