A new alert on norovirus contaminating mussels has been published this month [Dec] on RASFF.
Mussels and Norovirus
Mussels (Mytilus) are accounting for 10% of the contaminated products by foodborne viruses through RASFF 2014. 1 out of 6 was hepatitis A Virus, and 5 out of 6 were noroviruses.
Italy and Spanish mussels
Italy is at the origin of 4 Information for Follow-ups or alerts on Spanish mussels, the first one occurred in Sept. 2014.
Italy and RASFF Alerts
Italy is the leading european country for RASFF virus alerts in 2014, followed by Spain and Portugal. 10 out of 28 EU countries have been reporting virus (norovirus and hepatitis A Virus) alerts on the RASFF 2014.