Category Archives: Norovirus

RASFF Alert – Norovirus – Oysters

RASFF

Contaminated oysters (NOVOVIRUS) from France in Italy

India – Norovirus Outbreak: 62 Students Infected in Kerala

Zee News

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The Kerala Health Department on Monday (January 24) confirmed two cases of the gastrointestinal infection norovirus in class 1 students in Ernakulam district. The two samples were tested after 62 persons — students and their parents — developed symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, a high temperature, headache, and body aches.

The school authorities said that they have the results of drinking water testing for the last four months. The virus infected the children of the E division of the first class. Immediately upon noticing the incident, the health department informed the authorities and once again sent the water for testing. Officials said that the school is completely closed and online classes are being offered.

France – Oysters from Eastern Normandy Special – Norovirus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name Carrefour Quality Line
  • Model names or references Eastern Normandy oysters special N°2 FQC 2.5KG 24 pieces – EAN: 3000046136821 Eastern Normandy oysters special N°3 FQC 2KG 24 pieces – EAN: 3276559776285
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch
    3000046136821 batches packaged between 06/01/23 and 16/01/23
    3276559776285 batches packaged between 06/01/23 and 16/01/23
  • Products ListList_products_recall_special_oysters_Ndie_Est_Cultimer_FQC.pdfEnclosed
  • Packaging wooden keepnets with plastic cover for 2 dozen oysters.
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/01/2023 to 16/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark  EN 14.312.119 EC
  • Further information Name of supplier: Cultimer
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Crossroads

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Norovirus (Prefectural decree relating to the Grandcamp maisy area)
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Norovirus

Research – An outbreak of Hepatitis A virus infection in a secondary school in England with no undetected asymptomatic transmission among students

Cambridge Org

Abstract

In June 2019 the Health Protection Team in Yorkshire and Humber, England, was notified of cases of hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection in staff at a secondary school. Investigation revealed that an earlier case worked as a food handler in the school kitchen. Indirect transmission through food from the canteen was considered the most likely route of transmission. Cases were described according to setting of exposure. Oral fluid was obtained from students for serological testing. Environmental investigations were undertaken at settings where food handling was considered a potential transmission risk. Thirty-three confirmed cases were linked to the outbreak. All of those tested (n = 31) shared the same sequence with a HAV IB genotype. The first three cases were a household cluster and included the index case for the school. A further 19 cases (16 students, 3 staff) were associated with the school and consistent with indirect exposure to the food handler. One late onset case could not be ruled out as a secondary case within the school and resulted in vaccination of the school population. Five cases were linked to a bakery where a case from the initial household cluster worked as a food server. No concerns about hygiene standards were noted at either the school or the bakery. Oral fluid samples taken at the time of vaccination from asymptomatic students (n = 219, 11–16 years-old) showed no evidence of recent or current infection. This outbreak included household and foodborne transmission but limited (and possibly zero) person-to-person transmission among secondary school students. Where adequate hygiene exists, secondary transmission within older students may not occur.

RASFF Alert – Norovirus in Oysters from France

RASFF

Norovirus in Oysters from France in Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Moldova, Netherlands, Romania, Singapore and Switzerland

Taipei – Nearly 140,000 seek treatment for diarrhea – Norovirus

Taipei Times

Nearly 140,000 people sought medical treatment for diarrhea last week, as 64 clusters of diarrhea cases were reported over the past four weeks, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said in a news release on Monday, advising people to maintain good hand hygiene and food safety practices during the Lunar New Year holiday.

From Jan. 8 to Saturday last week, 139,728 people went to see a doctor for diarrhea — higher than the 104,114 and 116,497 cases reported in the same period last year and in 2021 respectively, the CDC’s surveillance data showed.

A total of 64 clusters of diarrhea cases were also reported in the past four weeks, higher than the 54 clusters reported in the same period last year, it said.

France – Fine oysters from Isigny N°3 4kg – Norovirus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name Cultivate associated producers
  • Model names or references Special Isigny oysters
  • Identification of products
    GTIN
    3700096611117
  • Packaging 4kg
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/01/2023 to 13/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Health mark 35.095.126- 14.312.119
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Promocash, captain ouate, roland’s table, Pomona

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall presence of Norovirus
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Norovirus

France – SPECIAL OYSTERS WONDERS OF THE CHANNEL – Norovirus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name Cultivate associated producers
  • Model names or references SPECIAL OYSTERS WONDERS OF THE CHANNEL
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch
    3700096607462 096251511
  • Packaging 2KG
  • Marketing start/end date From 09/01/2023 to 13/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Health mark 35.095.126
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors PROMOCASH

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Presence of Norovirus
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Norovirus

France – NORMANDY HOLLOW OYSTERS – Norovirus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name OUR REGIONS HAVE TALENT
  • Model names or references HOLLOW OYSTERS FROM NORMANDY IN 2KG, 2.5KG AND 1KG
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Batch
    3564709185286 301222N; 010122N; 020123N; 

    060123N; 070123N; 080123N; 090123N and 301222N

    3564709192253 301222N; 010122N; 020123N; 

    060123N; 070123N; 080123N; 090123N and 301222N

    3564709185255 301222N; 010122N; 020123N; 

    060123N; 070123N; 080123N; 090123N and 301222N

  • Packaging Wooden keepnets 2KG, 2.5KG and 1KG
  • Marketing start/end date From 03/01/2023 to 16/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health mark EN 14.609.001 EC
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors E.Leclerc

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Zone closure by prefectural decree for the presence of Norovirus
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Norovirus

France – Fine oysters from Isigny – Norovirus

Gov france

Identification information of the recalled product

  • Product category Feed
  • Product subcategory Fishery and aquaculture products
  • Product brand name Cultivate associated producers
  • Model names or references Caliber N°3 and N°2
  • Identification of products
    GTIN Lot
    3700096607899 096252311
    3700096604317 096301511
    3700096604423 096251511
    3700096607837 096251511-096251312
    3700096607912 096251511
    3700096604409 096251511
  • Packaging 2.5kg, 8kg, 2kg, 1kg
  • Marketing start/end date From 06/01/2023 to 13/01/2023
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored at room temperature
  • Health mark 35.095.126
  • Geographic area of ​​sale Whole France
  • Distributors Leclerc, Cora

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall Norovirus presence
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Norovirus