Enteric viruses such as Norovirus (NoV) and Hepatitis A (Hep A) are important pathogens associated with frozen berries. Consumption of food contaminated with enteric viruses may result in foodborne illness, hence frozen fruit processors should apply the highest standards of production and processing practices to ensure they are safe for consumption. Important aspects of safe frozen fruit processing include following good manufacturing practices, personal hygiene protocols, water management and appropriate waste disposal.
Post-harvest: Resource materials include management of personnel, proper clean-up and disinfection methods, and food handling education and training materials.
Enteric Viruses Recommendations
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