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Three new Dutch companies infected with ToBRFV

by Graeme Hammer
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The Netherlands now officially has 41 companies infected with the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV). That is 3 more than during the last update of the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) in February.

The municipality of Maashorst in North Brabant and the municipality of Peel en Maas in Limburg are new on the list. Furthermore, the number of infected farms in the municipality of Westvoorne has doubled and is now at four. In Brielle, the number of infected farms decreased by one to two. In the previous update, the number of contaminations also decreased by one. In the other municipalities, the number of infected holdings remains the same. Compared to the list in February, the label ‘suspected’ is missing. At that time, the NVWA gave four farms that label. No farms have been released in recent months.

41 locations under surveillance
As of 1 June 2022, the official state of affairs (changes in figures in brackets compared to the list of 15 February 2022) is:

11 Westland
5 Hollands Kroon
1 Lansingerland
2 Reimerswaal
1 Haarlemmermeer
2 Horst aan de Maas
1 Goeree-Overflakkee
2 Brielle (-1)
2 Steenbergen
1 Zuidplas
1 Noordoostpolder
4 Westvoorne (+2)
3 Midden-Delfland
1 Pijnacker-Nootdorp
2 Waadhoeke
1 Maashorst
1 Peel and Maas


Since the middle of 2019, the virus has been detected at a total of 57 cultivation locations. Twelve locations successfully eliminated the virus, while at 2 locations, there has been a new introduction. Six companies switched to other cultivation.

A European quarantine status still applies to ToBRFV. This means that companies must report if they think they have been infected. The plant virus is not harmful to humans and animals.

Source: NVWA

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