20 Dec 2022
The aim is to identify in a timely manner relevant information on plant pests that might be of concern to the EU and therefore may require consideration by risk assessors and risk managers.
The monitoring system is based on the automatic public health surveillance platform MEDISYS (Medical Information System), scanning more than 18,500 sources in 79 languages from 204 countries, covering all world's regions. At this moment, 1,230 plant pests (pests regulated in the EU, pests listed by EPPO and new plant pests) have been daily monitored in media, scientific literature and social media (EFSA, 20212 and data from September 2021).
The monitored plant pest species include
1 regulated pests listed in Annexes IIA and IIB of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/20723 and later amendments, in other EU plant health legal acts or present in the EPPO Alert, A1 and A2 lists.
2 Pests not regulated in the EU neither part of EPPO lists.
3 Newly identified taxa: as soon as included in a newsletter, they are also added to the
list of monitored pests.