Viruses

Foodborne viruses can cause various, sometimes serious conditions. Contamination of foods is usually through infected persons or contaminated waste water. Viruses can not reproduce on food, but small amounts of residing viruses may be sufficient to cause infection.
The standard method for virus detection in food is PCR. BIOTECON Diagnostics offers a norovirus real-time PCR kit specifically for the investigation of food.


foodproof® Norovirus (GI, GII) plus Hepatitis A Virus Detection Kit

The foodproof Norovirus (GI, GII) plus Hepatitis A Virus Detection Kit is a unique all-in-one multiplex kit. It can be used to reliably detect Hepatitis A virus of genogroups GI, GII and GIII and noroviruses of genogroups GI and GII in food and drinking water samples by real-time PCR. Our kit contains a process control, MS2-phage, which is detected in addition to the target viruses in the same PCR reaction.
Noroviruses are considered to be the main agent for gastrointestinal diseases in humans worldwide. The Hepatitis A virus can cause a liver infection and is highly contagious. Infection may be direct from person to person or indirect, such as through contaminated food and bottled water. Outbreaks are frequently observed in community facilities, such as commercial kitchens and school cafeterias.

BIOTECON Diagnostics Kit

Available Platforms:

LightCycler 480
  • Reactions: 64
  • Product No.: R 302 50

5'Nuclease
  • Reactions: 64
  • Product No.: R 302 50

Specifications:

Target
  • Hepatitis A virus (GI, GII, GIII)
  • Norovirus GI
  • Norovirus GII
  • MS2-Phage (process control)

Matrix
  • Fruits, berries, vegetables, fish (e.g. tuna steaks) and shellfish (e.g. pacific oysters, mussels and shrimp), minced meat and drinking water