The brown wrinkle virus was detected in the fruits of pepper imported to Azerbaijan from Turkey. The batches of peppers, imported to Azerbaijan on November 30 by Best Supply Company LLC and on December 3 by Amotrade LLC, were checked by agency inspectors. The samples were transferred to the laboratory of the Institute of Food Safety.
The brown wrinkle virus was detected in five samples. Therefore, it was decided to send all batches of peppers imported to Azerbaijan for laboratory research. The brown wrinkle virus is widespread in many countries of the world, including Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Besides the pepper, it infects tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes, and tobacco.