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Public consultation on the draft Guidance of the EFSA Plant Health Panel on quantitative pest risk assessment

EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health (PLH) has launched an open consultation on its draft guidance on quantitative pest risk assessment. This draft guidance proposes advice to assessors on how to design quantitative pest risk assessment and manage the process to deliver fit for purpose assessments of plant pest risks.

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 25 March 2018.

Please use the electronic template provided to submit comments and refer to the line and page numbers. If you would like to submit additional data to support your comments, send an email to: ALPHA.PublicConsult.106 [at]

Please note that comments will not be considered if they:

  • are submitted after the closing date of the public consultation;
  • are presented in any form other than what is provided for in the instructions and template;
  • are not related to the contents of the document;
  • contain complaints against institutions, personal accusations, irrelevant or offensive statements or material;
  • are related to policy or risk management aspects, which are out of the scope of EFSA's activity.

EFSA will assess all comments from interested parties which are submitted in line with the criteria above. The comments will be further considered by the Plant Health Panel and taken into consideration if found to be relevant.

All comments submitted will be published. Comments submitted by individuals in a personal capacity will be presented anonymously. Comments submitted formally on behalf of an organisation will appear with the name of the organisation.

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