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Virus safe seafood

Objective

The overall objective of this project is to provide useful tools for the evaluation of human viral contamination in shellfish and innovative technology for their quality control and depuration. Shellfish viral contamination is currently under 1 diagnosed, although significant epidemiological studies have linked viral illnesses to the consumption of contaminated shellfish. To answer this problem molecular typing and study of the resistance of major human enteric viruses will be investigated. Moreover, the quality of harvesting areas and shellfish depuration process will be assessed. These information will help evaluating various tools; routing methodologies, "Warning system" to prevent the contamination of harvesting areas, "Good Depuration Practices" to secure the shellfish depuration process. The project results will provide the elements for a sustainable development of European shellfish production.
Actual's project outcome are:
- Scientific publications;
- validated methods to detect viruses in water and shellfish;
- Virus Like Particles (conception, production aand exemples of application);
- validated depuration processes;
- recommandation to limit the risk for the consumer.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Address

29280 Plouzane
France

Participants (7)

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH DEPARTMENT
Netherlands
Address
Bornsesteeg 53
6708 PD Wageningen
BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
United States
Address
Baylor Plaza 1
77030 Houston
COMITÉ NATIONAL DE LA CONCHYLICULTURE
France
Address
55 Rue Des Petits Champs
75001 Paris
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
147 Rue De L'université
75341 Paris
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
9,Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3720 BA Bilthoven
SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL
Sweden
Address
Doktorsringen 25
171 82 Solna - 17182
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
Barcelona