Bivalve molluscs (Oysters) and fruits (Raspberries) were the two latest produce implicated in the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed; the total number of alerts is now reaching 23, above the 21 alerts from 2015.
Italy has been a strong provider of alerts, while France follows, both amounting for almost 74% of all RASFF alerts in Europe.
Foodborne viruses : not only in EuropeAt the same time in the rest of the world, several outbreaks have occurred with foodborne virus contaminating :
- Scallops (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tainted-food-hepatitis-virus-franck-chatigny?trk=hp-feed-article-title-like)
- Strawberries (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tainted-food-hepatitis-virus-franck-chatigny?trk=hp-feed-article-title-like)
- Bottled Water (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/norovirus-crystal-clear-story-franck-chatigny?trk=mp-author-card)
Learn more about Food- and Water-borne viruses :
- EFSA :http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/search/site/hepatitis%20A
- RASFF : https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/rasff-window/portal/?event=SearchForm&cleanSearch=1
- ECDC: http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/hepatitis_a/pages/index.aspx
- CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/HAV/index.htm
- WHO: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs328/en/
- ISO : http://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=55382
- bioMérieux : http://www.biomerieux-industry.com/foodborne-virus-PCR-detection