EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2015 Num. article: 2015/015

EPPO study on pest risks associated with the import of tomato fruit


In January 2015, the EPPO Secretariat published a new study on pest risks associated with the import of tomatoes (fruit of Solanum lycopersicum). The aim of this study was to produce lists of pests associated with the tomato fruit pathway and provide information on those which could be possible candidates for addition to the EPPO Alert List or be submitted to a Pest Risk Analysis. The study has been divided into two main sections
- Tomato fruit - production, trade, pathways into the EPPO region
- Tomato pests - identification and priorities for further study
This document can be downloaded freely from the EPPO website:
http://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/DT_1068_Tomato_study_MAIN_TEXT_and_ANNEXES_2015-01-26.pdf
Conclusions are being studied by the EPPO Panels and a selection of tomato pests will be added to the EPPO Alert List.

Sources

EPPO (2015) EPPO Technical Document No. 1068, EPPO Study on Pest Risks
Associated with the Import of Tomato Fruit. EPPO Paris.
http://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/DT_1068_Tomato_study_MAIN_TEXT_and_ANNEXES_2015-01-26.pdf