Since January 2014, fifteen foodborne virus alerts have been registered in the European Alert System (Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed - RASFF), with 100% concerning Norovirus.
Mollusks ahead of Fruits for foodborne contamination
Foodborne viruses are mainly searched in Fruits and Mollusks (bivalve mollusks), and mollusks account for 93% of these contaminations for the first two months of 2014.
Norovirus Versus Hepatitis A Virus
In 2014, Norovirus accounts for all contamination whilst only for 69% in 2013.
Norovirus and countries of origin
Five countries have been implicated so far with Tunisia with the greatest number of products tested positive. Vietnam comes second with 3 alerts. Netherlands, Poland and Spain with one alert each close the list of products' origins.