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Priority plant pests in the EU: 5 things you need to know

What are priority pests? The 20 pests on the list published by the European Commission in October 2019 are quarantine pests that have been identified as top priorities for EU Member States based on the severity of the economic, social and environmental pr ...

11 October 2019
News

Plant health: EU prioritises 20 pests

The European Commission has published a list of 20 “priority pests” that present the most serious economic, environmental and social threat to EU countries. The list includes Xylella fastidiosa, the Japanese beetle, the Asian long-horned beetle, citrus gr ...

11 October 2019
News

Public consultation: aflatoxins in food

EFSA is launching a public consultation on the risks to public health related to the presence of aflatoxins in food. Aflatoxins are mycotoxins produced by two species of Aspergillus, a fungus found especially in areas with hot and humid climates. Aflatoxi ...

04 October 2019
News

Pest categorisation of non‐EU viruses and viroids of Vitis L.

Following a request from the EU Commission, the Panel on Plant Health addressed the pest categorisation of the viruses and viroids of Vitis L. determined as being either non‐EU or of undetermined standing in a previous EFSA opinion. These infectious agent ...

30 September 2019
Scientific Opinion

Pest categorisation of non‐EU viruses and viroids of Prunus L.

Following a request from the EU Commission, the Panel on Plant Health addressed the pest categorisation of the viruses and viroids of Prunus L. determined as being either non‐EU or of undetermined standing in a previous EFSA opinion. These infectious agen ...

30 September 2019
Scientific Opinion

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