1. Microbiology & Food Hygiene

Foodborne viruses – current trends, including prevalence of norovirus and hepatitis A in fresh produce on the island of Ireland

Project Reference:

04-2015

Status:

Completed

Commencement Date:

December, 2015

Project Duration:

10 months

Abstract:

This project is aimed at assessing the current trends in relation to the contribution of foodborne viruses to the burden of infectious intestinal disease, with a particular focus on norovirus and hepatitis A in fresh produce.

Principal Contractor(s):

Dr Cath McLeod, Seafood Safety Assessment Board, Isle of Skye

Collaborator(s):

Dr Soizick Le Guyader, Safety, Environment & Microbiology Laboratory (IFREMER)

Outputs:

Report:

"A review of foodborne viruses in fresh produce on the island of Ireland"