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Cover for Uncertainty and pest risk management.

This chapter considers how risk managers ought to handle the uncertainty that accompanies the pest risk assessment/analysis process. It focuses on the role of decision-making in risk management decision-making. It proceeds with a brief review of some of the sources of uncertainty confronted in a...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Stakeholders and risk communication.

This chapter leans heavily on the risk communication lessons learned by the international food safety community of practice, while offering numerous original suggestions for improving the process. The chapter proceeds by examining who the primary pest risk assessment/analysis (PRA) stakeholders...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Risk management strategies.

This chapter on risk management strategies has three themes. The appropriate level of protection (ALOP) is the first theme. The discussion of risk management strategies begins with a detailed consideration of the ALOP, a unifying concept conceived in the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement that...

Author(s)
Yoe, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Inspection and risk-based sampling.

This chapter focuses on the importance of inspection and examination as pest risk management tools. The different inspection categories and methods and their various applications are discussed. The benefits of risk-based sampling in providing more accurate results in pest risk management are also...

Author(s)
Griffin, R. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Treatments.

This chapter argues that the strength of risk management measures can and should be tailored to the available scientific information. Treatments are applied to plants, plant products or other regulated articles to reduce the risk of introduction and spread of pests. Even though treatments,...

Author(s)
Bloem, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pest-free concepts.

This chapter covers the concept of pest freedom as it applies to consignments and areas. A pest-free area is a least trade restrictive measure for managing risk to an acceptable level. Both importing and exporting country national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) stand to benefit from...

Author(s)
Griffin, R. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Irradiation.

This chapter presents irradiation as a promising phytosanitary measure that faces significant challenges. It has emerged as a viable quarantine treatment in recent years but some of its unique characteristics have slowed the adoption of this technology. Some things to remember in this chapter are...

Author(s)
Griffin, R. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Post-harvest processing and handling.

This chapter discusses post-harvest processing and handling practices and their effects on plant commodities/products moving in trade. The primary objective of post-harvest processing and handling is to maintain the plant product's quality. The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures...

Author(s)
Bloem, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Post-entry measures.

This chapter introduces a relatively new innovation in phytosanitary risk management, post-entry measures. These are under-appreciated for their risk management value because risk managers are reluctant to allow potentially infested articles to enter, even when risk analysis supports the use of...

Author(s)
Griffin, R. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Prohibition.

This chapter discusses one of the most commonly used, most over-used and most misused of all phytosanitary risk management measures, i.e. prohibition. Prohibition is the most trade restrictive measure and, unfortunately, too often a go-to measure for decision-makers less inclined to follow the risk ...

Author(s)
Griffin, R. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter

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