lundi 14 avril 2014

HAV (Hepatitis A Virus) contaminates berries in buttermilk cake

Hepatitis A Virus 2014.0502 : Hepatitis A Virus contaminates berries in buttermilk cake delivered to Norway

Two hepatitis A Virus alerts in April 2014

France issued a notification at the European level (RASFF) on April 7th, 2014 on frozen berries from Poland, contaminated by hepatitis A Virus. The fruits have been distributed to France and Belgium.

EFSA helps investigate the source of hepatitis A outbreaks

EFSA is working closely with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and Member States to help identify the origin of the recent outbreaks of Hepatitis A virus infection in humans. The outbreaks occurred in Italy, Ireland, and the Netherlands back in 2013.

IQF Pomegranate seeds and hepatitis A Virus

In 2013, a large multi-state outbreak in the US occurred with Pomegranate seeds contaminated with HAV, originating from Turkey.

Hepatitis A Virus and ISO 15216

A horizontal method was put into place in 2013 for the determination of hepatitis A virus and norovirus in food using real-time RT-PCR.

Hepatitis A Virus Kit by ceeramTools

Laboratories are using standardized all-in-one ready-to-use assay hepatitisA@ceeramTools™ for detecting, identifying, quantifying hepatitis A Virus in Food and Environmental samples, in compliance with ISO 15216

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