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European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Toolkit for plant pest surveillance in the EU

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Pest survey cards and guideline documents were prepared, at the request of the European Commission, to assist European Union Member States to plan annual survey activities of quarantine organisms using a statistically sound and risk-based pest survey approach to current international standards.

The data requirements include the pest distribution, its host range, its biology and risk factors, as well as available detection and identification methods. These documents constitute a toolkit that contains pest-specific documents, such as the pest survey cards, and generic documents relevant for all pests to be surveyed, including the general survey guidelines and statistical software such as RiBESS+ that is freely available online.

The contents of the pest survey cards are updated as live documents available in the Plant Pests

Author(s):European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Published:May 20, 2019

Date added:July 27, 2021