European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) investigation throws doubt on some xylella hosts

Following the recent 'EFSA pilot project on Xylella fastidiosa to reduce risk assessment uncertainties' , the Italian authorities requested delisting of Vitis, Citrus and Quercus ilex from Annex I of Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 789/20154 as considered to be not suitable hosts for the colonisation and multiplication of X. fastidiosa subsp. pauca, strain CoDiRO, present in the Apulia region.

by Matthew Appleby

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