Detection of foodborne viruses
EGP4,000.00 / sample
The possibility of food contamination caused by viruses is becoming a significant issue for the food business. Food may be contaminated by infected food handlers or by contact with sewage-contaminated water. Consumption of contaminated fresh fruits and vegetables is the most common source of enteric viral diseases. The Nawah-Scientific virology lab offers modern conventional and real-time PCR testing methods to detect food-borne viruses quickly and accurately.
Foodborne viruses include the following:
- Noroviruses (also known as Norwalk viruses), which cause gastroenteritis.
- Hepatitis A and E viruses, which cause hepatitis.
- Enteroviruses, which cause aseptic meningitis.
- Rotaviruses, which cause gastroenteritis.
You can test the virus presence in:
- Raw fruits and vegetables (Particularly, strawberries)
- Herbs and spices
- Mollusks (Particularly, oysters)
- Ready-to-eat or prepared foods (ready-meals)