Views of the EPPO Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations on Tilletia indica
The EPPO Working Party on Phytosanitary Regulations (1996-06-25/28) took note of renewed international concern about Tilletia indica since it was detected in USA (see EPPO RS 96/062) and also intercepted in recent months by several EPPO countries in shipments of wheat from India. The present risk to the EPPO region was discussed. The Working Party took the view that T. indica should be maintained on the A1 list. Noting that the currently recommended requirements for T. indica concerned seeds of wheat but not grain, the Working Party called on the Panel on Phytosanitary Regulations to re-evaluated the risk from grain. It advised Member Governments, in the interim, to take whatever measures they considered necessary for grain, including in particular the requirement of the phytosanitary certificate from countries where the disease occurs. Further discussions will continue within EPPO.
EPPO Secretariat, 1996-06.