External Organisations

  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States

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Norovirus (NoV) polluted water can contaminate soft-fruits during growth. The lack of sensitive and accredited methods for concentrating and detecting NoVs in foods has hampered the implementation of routine monitoring programs and risk analysis. Knowledge on the survival of NoV in foods after different storage conditions is necessary to perform risk assessments and control. Information on appropriate treatments, for inactivation of viruses without affecting the quality and texture is needed. The aim is to provide laboratory data to better calculate the health risk of exposure to NoV contaminated soft-fruit. Specifically, we will develop rapid and sensitive detection and tracing methods for NoV in produce as well as examine the survival characteristics and possibilities for inactivation using cultivable model viruses.
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