Report name:

Improving the management of the risk of human enteric viruses in shellfish at harvest


Brenda Hay


SafeFish, Dorothy-Jean McCoubrey, Anthony Zammitt

Content type:

Technical report from workshop

Background information:

In March 2016 a virus management workshop was held to demonstrate risk management options for oyster growing areas.


01 March 2016

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Other information:

The workshop provided the following information, background biology to virus contamination issues - a brief summary of why virus contamination is difficult to manage, the role of bacterial standards in virus management, the relationship between bacterial indicators and the risk of virus contamination, sanitary surveys, viral sources, and the identification of key control points for managing virus contamination of growing areas, and on-going management of growing areas and currency of shoreline survey information

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