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Protecting Europe’s plants: pest survey cards go digital

The first batch of EFSA’s plant pest survey cards are now available in an easy-to-use interactive format. Ten of the existing 28 cards – which are designed to help EU Member States plan their annual survey of quarantine pests – have been published as &quo ...

23 April 2020
News

Pest categorisation of Exomala orientalis

The EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Exomala orientalis (Coleoptera: Rutelidae) (Oriental beetle) for the EU. Larvae feed on the roots of a variety of hosts including most grasses and many vegetable crops. Maize, pineapples, s ...

22 April 2020
Scientific Opinion

Pest categorisation of Naupactus leucoloma

The EFSA Panel on Plant Health performed a pest categorisation of Naupactus leucoloma Boheman (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for the EU territory. N. leucoloma is a polyphagous pest reported to feed on 385 plant species; cultivated hosts include alfalfa, bea ...

22 April 2020
Scientific Opinion

RVF vector spatial distribution models: vector abundance

EFSA has commissioned the VectorNet consortium to undertake a series of spatial distribution models for seven potential mosquito vectors of Rift Valley fever virus, namely Aedesalbopictus, Aedescaspius, Aedes detritus, Aedesjaponicus, Aedesvexans, Culexpi ...

22 April 2020
External Scientific Report

Data sources on animal diseases: Country Card of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mappingthe ‘data sources’ on animal diseases, in each European Union (EU) Member State and, since 2020, in Pre‐accession countries, is one of the activities of EFSA's SIGMA 1, 2, 3 project. The aim of this activity is to identify the central competen ...

22 April 2020
Technical report

Listeria in frozen vegetables: how to reduce risks

EFSA has assessed the risks to public health from Listeria contamination of vegetables that are blanched – scalded in hot water or steam for a short time – before they are frozen. They conclude that the risks associated with the consumption of these produ ...

20 April 2020
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