In the Netherlands, the number of confirmed ToBRFV infected companies is now two, with another thirteen serious suspicions, seven of which outside of the Westland, the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) shared in a November 8 update.
Obligation to report
Companies that are suspected to be infected with ToBRFV, have an obligation to report this to the NVWA. If initial tests show the presence of the virus, these cases are designated as 'serious suspicions', after which follow-up tests are carried out.
On Monday, the NVWA still only had seven serious suspicions. The fact that the number of suspicions is also on the rise outside the Westland region, is of concern to Dutch growers, who would then see a regional problem develop into a country-wide issue.