According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, viruses account for over 50% of foodborne diseases. For the food industry, the two most common viruses of concern are Norovirus and Hepatitis A. Over the past several years, a number of Norovirus and Hepatitis A (HAV) outbreaks have been linked to a wide variety of foods, including berries, pomegranate seeds, and oysters.
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Methods to eliminate the spread of viruses are focused on prevention through proper sanitation, including hand washing and sanitization in food plants. Today, manufacturers also frequently turn to virus testing services, now that advances in diagnostic technologies have greatly improved detection of viruses in a laboratory environment.
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