EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/041

EU survey on Pepino mosaic potexvirus

Following the provisions of Article 4 of Commission Decision 2000/325/EC, official surveys on the presence of Pepino mosaic potexvirus (EPPO Alert List) were carried out by the 15 EU Member States from April 2000 to January 2001. Pepino mosaic potexvirus was not detected in tomato nurseries. However, outbreaks were reported in several tomato fruit production sites: 3 in United Kingdom, 1 in Germany and 5 in the Netherlands. The virus was also detected in Spain near Murcia, but no details on the total number of outbreaks or their extent was given. Several countries (France, Sweden and United Kingdom) intercepted Pepino mosaic potexvirus on tomato fruits imported from Spain (including Canary Islands) and the Netherlands.


European Commission, DG Health and Consumers Protection, Brussels, 2001-03.

Commission Decision (2000/325/EC) of 11 May 2000 authorising Member States to take measures provisionally against the introduction into, and the spread within the Community of Pepino mosaic virus as regards tomato plants, intended for planting, other than seeds.