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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Plant Health Laboratory

Address : 7, rue Jean Dixméras 49044 Angers Cedex 01

Phone : +33 (0)2 41 20 74 20

Manager : Nathalie Franquet

The Plant Health Laboratory has 80 staff members on six specialised sites: Angers, Montpellier, Nancy, Rennes, Saint-Pierre (Réunion), and Clermont-Ferrand. The latter also serves as a quarantine site for imported plants. The administrative headquarters are located in Angers, within a world class plant science campus specialising in research, development and higher education.

The mission of the Plant Health Laboratory covers biological and other risks related to plant health for cultivated land and forests, and includes invasive plants and identification of prohibited genetically modified organisms. It is also involved in quarantine of imported plants and those introduced via waiver procedures. Within its fields of expertise, the laboratory assists the Agency in fulfilling its mission with respect to reference, research, surveillance, epidemiology and scientific and technical expert appraisal activities.

Like the other laboratories of the Agency, the Plant Health Laboratory is the analytical reference and scientific and technical support body for the competent ministries in terms of risks to plant health. In addition, it coordinates assessment of biological risks related to plant health.