Bill Doré, IE, coordinator SEAFOODplus RTD area 3
Steve Otwell, USA, member of SEAFOODplus External Advisory Board
Within this RTD area four projects have been active, of which two (REDRISK and BIOCOM) were finished after the third project year. Major achievement from all four projects were highlighted and details filled in for the latest results of the projects being active until the end of the SEAFOODplus period. These are REFHEPA and SEABAC. Whithin REFHEPA standardised methods have been developed and validated for the detection of hepatitis A virus (HAV) and norovirus (NoV) in bivalve molluscan shellfish. In SEABAC real-time PCR and nucleic acid hybridisation assays for the detection of total and thermostable direct and direct related haemolysins of V. parahaemolyticus have been developed. A standard operating procedure for a pulse field gel electrophoresis method for vibrios has also been produced.