Current Methods for Extraction and Concentration of Enteric Viruses from Fresh Fruit and Vegetables: Towards International Standards

L. Croci, E. Dubois, N. Cook, D. de Medici, Anna Charlotte Schultz, B. China, S. A. Rutjes, Jeffrey Hoorfar, W. H. M. van der Poel

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Abstract

Virus-contaminated soft fruits or vegetables are increasingly identified as causes of foodborne viral illness. Noroviruses and hepatitis A virus are the most common pathogens in viral infections transmitted by these kinds of foods. To improve microbiological detection and monitoring and to increase insights into the contribution of fruits and vegetables to foodborne viral transmission, sensitive, reliable, and standardized methods are needed. More studies on virus detection methods for foods are being published, but validated consensus protocols are not yet available. In this paper, different methodologies are reviewed critically. The use of process controls and internal amplification controls is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalFood Analytical Methods
Volume1
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)73-84
ISSN1936-9751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Croci, L., Dubois, E., Cook, N., de Medici, D., Schultz, A. C., China, B., Rutjes, S. A., Hoorfar, J., & van der Poel, W. H. M. (2008). Current Methods for Extraction and Concentration of Enteric Viruses from Fresh Fruit and Vegetables: Towards International Standards. Food Analytical Methods, 1(2), 73-84. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12161-008-9025-4