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Plant health newsletter: what’s on the horizon?

EFSA’s monthly round-up of plant health coverage in the media is now available on the EFSA Journal platform. The newsletter gathers together published articles and updates on plant pests that have been identified as potential threats to crops, forests and ...

18 September 2019
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Xylella update: still no cure, control measures crucial

EFSA has updated its assessment of the risks posed by Xylella fastidiosa to plants and crops in the European Union. The new assessment provides new insights and conclusions on controlling existing outbreaks of this pest and preventing further spread in th ...

15 May 2019
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Public consultation: Guidance on assessing high-risk plants

EFSA is inviting comments on its draft guidance for assessing plants listed as high-risk by the European Union. Last week experts from all EU countries approved a list of 39 plants that are deemed to be high-risk because they are associated with dangerous ...

17 December 2018
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EFSA Focal Points: a decade of networking for European food safety

For the past 10 years EFSA's Focal Points have been acting as ambassadors in EU Member States and operating as a network of cross-border collaboration on food safety. To mark the occasion, a new interactive timeline highlights the key achievements of ...

15 October 2018
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Xylella: host plant database updated

EFSA has completed two pieces of work that substantially expand knowledge and understanding of Xylella fastidiosa, the plant pathogen that is attacking fruit trees and other plants in parts of Europe. The agency has published the latest update of its data ...

10 September 2018
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Environmental risk: urgent need for harmonisation

There is an urgent need for harmonisation of environmental risk assessment in different scientific fields. That was the overall conclusion from a symposium on risk assessment and risk management cooperation on environmental protection goals, organised by ...

20 April 2018
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