Viruses

Viruses are the smallest of the foodborne microbial contaminants. They are packets of infectious genetic material wrapped with an outer layer of protein. Most experts believe that viruses are the most common cause of foodborne illness

27 01, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak : What You Should Know!

2020-03-24T21:44:03+02:00By |Categories: Outbreaks, Viruses|

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new virus has emerged from Wuhan City in China. In late December 2019, WHO was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. The Chinese authorities confirmed that they had identified a new virus, known as coronavirus.

1 08, 2019

World Hepatitis Day 2019 – Hepatitis A Virus in Food

2020-01-21T18:10:01+02:00By |Categories: News, Viruses|

Reading Time: 8 minutes On World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, people from across the world took action to raise awareness to find the “missing millions”. At HygieneFoodSafety.org we are adding to this call to highlight the risk of food poisoning through Hepatitis A, a food virus that infects millions worldwide.

8 06, 2018

Viruses in Food : The Things You Don’t Want To Know About Stomach Flu

2019-07-13T12:42:49+02:00By |Categories: Viruses|

Reading Time: 7 minutes There are 2 main viruses in food that are involved with food poisoning. Hepatitis A & Noroviruses.  The foods that seem to be most responsible for viral infection are those with little to no processing. These include foods such as oysters, clams, mussels and scollops as well as fresh produce (salads and fruits). 

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