Residues Assessments for Triazole Derivative Metabolites
Triazole derivative metabolites (TDMs, also referred to as triazole derived metabolites) are common metabolites of the triazole pesticide active substances and may be found as residues in food and feed. The TDMs formed are: 1,2,4-triazole (1,2,4-T), triazole alanine (TA), triazole acetic acid (TAA) and triazole lactic acid (TLA).
Within each application the TDMs that may arise in food and feed from the specific triazole and its proposed good agricultural practice (GAP) must be considered. Residue levels of the TDMs in primary crops, processed commodities, rotational crops and in food of animal origin should be addressed, and an appropriate dietary risk assessment presented.
List of triazole pesticides
The above list focuses on triazole pesticides approved in UK PPP and may not be exhaustive. The list does not include triazole pesticides for which a non-approval decision has been delivered or no application for renewal has been received.
Agreed endpoints for the triazole derivative metabolites
Toxicological reference values
|Metabolite||Toxicological reference value|
|ADI (Acceptable Daily Intake)
(mg/kg bw per day)
|ARfD (Acute Reference Dose)
|Triazole alanine (TA)||0.3||0.3|
|Triazole acetic acid (TAA)||1.0||1.0|
|Triazole lactic acid (TLA)||0.3||0.3|
|For both plant commodities (primary, rotational crops and processed commodities) and animal commodities|
|Residue definition for enforcement||Triazole parent compound only.|
|Residue definition for risk assessment||