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UK Risk Register Details for Pepino mosaic virus

This record was last updated on 06/06/2023

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest spreads to maximum extent

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)
  • Seeds
  • Fruits or vegetables

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulated non quarantine pest



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 3
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 9
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 27

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Serbia Present (Limited) only in some areas
United Kingdom Present (Limited)
Austria Present
Belgium Present
Bulgaria Present
Cyprus Present
Denmark Present
Finland Present
France Present
Germany Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Ireland Present
Italy Present
Netherlands Present
Poland Present
Spain Present
Switzerland Present
Türkiye Present
North America
Mexico Present
Canada Present
South America
Chile Present
Ecuador Present
Peru Present
New Zealand Present (Limited) Present: not widely distributed and under official control.
Morocco Present
South Africa Present
Israel Present
South Korea Present
Syria Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

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Solanum lycopersicum

Major Hosts

  • Amaranthus graecizans L.
  • Amaranthus retroflexus L.
  • Amaranthus viridis L.
  • Calendula arvensis L.
  • Chenopodium murale L.
  • Chrysanthemum segetum Linnaeus
  • Convolvulus arvensis Linnaeus
  • Convolvulus humilis Jacq.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Malva neglecta Wallr.
  • Malva nicaeensis All.
  • Malva parviflora L./Boiss.
  • Malva sylvestris (= silvestris) L.
  • Ocimum basilicum L.
  • Plantago lagopus L.
  • Plantago major L.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum muricatum L'Herit. Ex Ait.
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sonchus asper (L.) Hill
  • Sonchus oleraceus L.
  • Sonchus tenerrimus L.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

'UK (2010), EPPO (2010)'

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Regulated non quarantine pest, EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

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Statutory action against findings in seeds.

General Comments

Virus pest of tomatoes. Present in UK and being managed by industry, but with requirements in place to mitigate against problems with seed.

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