All new requirements and updates concerning the phytosanitary measures to take in order to introduce certain plants in third countries.
EFSA host plant list update Xylella spp.
On European Commission’s request, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) updates the Xylella host plants twice a year.
The purpose of the database is to provide scientific information to risk managers and researchers.
This update, defined by scientific publications in the period between the 1st January 2021 and the 30th June 2021, identifies nineteen new species.
These species have mainly been reported as naturally infected by subsp. Multiplex of X. Fastidiosa in France, Spain and Portugal.
NB: the EFSA list of Xylella host plants is NOT a legislative update, but it is expected that future changes will also refer to this list.
Related documents: The official list of plants hosting Xylella can be found in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1201 of the 14th August 2020 about measures to prevent the introduction and spread of Xylella fastidiosa in the Union. Official statements from third countries about their Xylella fastidiosa status can be found here Official list of demarcated areas can be found here.