Concentration and detection of caliciviruses from food contact surfaces.

  title={Concentration and detection of caliciviruses from food contact surfaces.},
  author={Anil Taku and Baldev Raj Gulati and Paul B. Allwood and Kerrin Palazzi and Craig W. Hedberg and Sagar M Goyal},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  volume={65 6},
Outbreaks of human Norwalk virus (NV) and Norwalk-like viruses often originate in food service establishments. No reliable method is available for the detection of these human caliciviruses on food contact surfaces. We describe a simple method for the detection of NV from stainless steel work surfaces using cultivable feline calicivirus (FCV) as a model. Stainless steel surfaces were artificially contaminated with known amounts of FCV, followed by its elution in a buffer solution. Three methods… CONTINUE READING


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