Inactivation of feline calicivirus as a surrogate for norovirus on lettuce by electron beam irradiation.

@article{Zhou2011InactivationOF,
  title={Inactivation of feline calicivirus as a surrogate for norovirus on lettuce by electron beam irradiation.},
  author={Fanghong Zhou and Karen M. Harmon and K E Yoon and david. olson and James S. Dickson},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2011},
  volume={74 9},
  pages={1500-3}
}
Caliciviridae, including norovirus, are considered important sources of human gastroenteritis. As leafy green vegetables are commonly consumed without additional processing, it is important to evaluate interventions to reduce the presence of human pathogens in these products. Feline calicivirus was used as a model for small round structured viruses on lettuce. The lettuce was inoculated by immersion to simulate contamination from irrigation or wash water. The inoculated lettuce was then exposed… CONTINUE READING