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Investigation into use of coliphage to assess influence of re-laying&depuration on contamination of molluscan shellfish - FC0706

Description
R&D Summary Objectives:- Assess the use of the coliphage E.coli as an indicator of the contamination of molluscan shellfish with enteric viruses and use this method to monitor the effects of relaying Pacific oysters and the efficacy of depuration. Key customer purposes:- Provide improved methodology for determining the contamination level of shellfish, leading to better relaying and depuration practices which will help minimise the contamination of molluscan shellfish by enteric viruses.
Objective
TECHNICAL AIMS:- To assess the use of coliphage as an indicator of the contamination of molluscan shellfish with enteric viruses. SCIENTIFIC AIMS:- To identify procedures that could be used, before and after harvest, to minimise the contamination of molluscan shellfish with enteric viruses.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1990

To: 1992

Cost: £33,600
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Health Protection Agency
Keywords
Fish Disease              
Fisheries              
Food Hygiene              
Shellfish              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture