Statement on the short-term (acute) dietary #risk assessment for the temporary maximum residue levels for nicotine in rose hips, teas and capers

Created on:2023-01-17 15:44

In accordance with Article 43 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005, #the European Commission requested #EFSA to assess whether the existing temporary maximum residue levels (MRLs) for nicotine in rose hips, teas and capers are sufficiently protective for European consumers, based on the risk assessment model currently used for pesticide risk assessments (EFSA PRIMo rev. 3.1). In its assessment, EFSA noted potential acute exposure risks for the intake of nicotine through rose hips and tea; EFSA recommended to lower the existing MRLs for these two commodities to levels that do not lead to an exceedance of the ARfD. For capers, EFSA concluded that the existing MRL is unlikely to lead to acute intake concerns. The risk assessment for the three food commodities under assessment is affected by additional, non-standard uncertainties.


Keywords: MRL; acute risk assessment; capers; nicotine; pesticides; rose hips; teas.



EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) , 2009. Statement on the potential risks for public health due to the presence of nicotine in wild mushrooms. EFSA Journal 2009, 7(5), 286r, 47 pp. 10.2903/j.efsa.2009.286r - DOI

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) , 2011. Reasoned opinion on the setting of temporary MRLs for nicotine in tea, herbal infusions, spices, rose hips and fresh herbs. EFSA Journal 2011, 9(3), 2098, 50 pp. 10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2098 - DOI

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) , Brancato A, Brocca D, Ferreira L, Greco L, Jarrah S, Leuschner R, Medina P, Miron I, Nougadere A, Pedersen R, Reich H, Santos M, Stanek A, Tarazona J, Theobald A and VillamarBouza L, 2018. Guidance on use of EFSA Pesticide Residue Intake Model (EFSA PRIMo revision 3). EFSA Journal 2018, 16(1), 5147, 43 pp. 10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5147 - DOI - PMC - PubMed


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