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Pest risk assessment - Science in support of phytosanitary decision-making in the European Community

Funded under: FP7-KBBE


EFSA Scientific Colloquia aim to achieve a better understanding of the fundamental scientific issues related to risk assessment relating to food safety and security. This Colloquium Pest Risk Assessment: Science in support of phytosanitary decisionmaking in the European Community was the tenth in this series and forms part of a commitment by EFSA to continuously monitor progress in science in order to further develop scientific approaches on risk assessment. The Science Colloquia are organized in a way to provide ample opportunity for debate and discussion in an interactive exchange of expert views.
The aim of this 10th Colloquium was to review the current state of the art in pest risk assessment in plant health, to discuss current challenges and to identify ways of further enhancing the process of pest risk assessment in the European Community and the role of the EFSA Scientific Panel on Plant Heath.
Protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community are established by Council Directive 2000/29/EC1. The Panel produces scientific opinions to address the risk posed by individual organisms, and of pathways associated with their introduction and spread. The Panel's aim is to provide an independent and sound scientific basis for pest risk assessment and support risk managers in the development of effective plant health policies and legislation for the European Community.
The enthusiasm of all the participants was greatly appreciated by EFSA as this led to lively discussions and a good outcome from the meeting. Special appreciation is expressed to the overall chairs and rapporteurs of the Colloquium, keynote speakers, and the chairs and rapporteurs of the four discussion groups for their contributions.

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Authors: No author stated, EFSA - European Food Safety Agency (Parma, Italy)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008. 202 pp, free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: TM-AD-08-010-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-9199-085-6
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