mardi 12 août 2014

Norovirus in frozen strawberries from China

A new alert has been registered in the RASFF system for imported Chinese strawberries on Aug. 8th, 2014.

Regulation on Chinese Strawberries for Norovirus control

As indicated in our post from Jan. 3, 2013 (, Europe has set up a new regulation for the control of Strawberries imported from China, for Norovirus and Hepatitis A Virus detection

Large norovirus outbreak in Germany in 2012

This regulation followed the massive outbreak that occurred in Germany in 2012 (, during which more than 11000 children were found sick after consumption of norovirus contaminated strawberries originating from China.

Four border rejections since european norovirus regulation

Europe is now systematically controling strawberries from China based upon the set norovirus regulation (1235-2012), and 1 alert and 3 border rejections have been registered through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed. Denmark, Netherlands and Latvia were the three countries having tested for positive norovirus contaminated strawberries.

Norovirus in frozen strawberries from China

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