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Survival of calicivirus in foods and on surfaces: experiments with feline calicivirus as a surrogate for norovirus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17340890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Although there is a large body of evidence incriminating foods as vehicles in the transmission of norovirus, little is known about virus survival in foods and on surfaces. Feline calicivirus was used as a surrogate for norovirus to investigate its survival in representative foods of plant and animal origin and on metal surfaces. Known concentrations of feline calicivirus in a natural fecal suspension were deposited onto lettuce, strawberries, ham, or stainless steel and incubated for 7 days at refrigeration or room temperatures. Virus was recovered at 1-day intervals, and the titers of the virus were determined by plaque assay. Infectious virus was recoverable until day 7 from lettuce, ham, and stainless steel. Statistically higher titers of feline calicivirus (P < 0.05) were recovered from ham under all conditions than from lettuce, strawberries, or stainless steel. These data provide valuable information for epidemiological and monitoring purposes as well as for the development of food processing practices and appropriate strategies to inactivate norovirus and control its transmission via foods and surfaces.
K Mattison; K Karthikeyan; M Abebe; N Malik; S A Sattar; J M Farber; S Bidawid
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of food protection     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0362-028X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Food Prot.     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-07     Completed Date:  2007-04-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703944     Medline TA:  J Food Prot     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  500-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate, Health Products and Food Branch. Health Canada, Sir F. G. Banting Research Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9.
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MeSH Terms
Calicivirus, Feline / growth & development
Equipment Contamination*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Food Handling / methods*
Food Microbiology*
Fruit / virology
Meat Products / virology
Norovirus / growth & development*
Stainless Steel
Time Factors
Vegetables / virology
Reg. No./Substance:
12597-68-1/Stainless Steel

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