Seafood Safety Assessment Ltd (SSA Ltd) has been commissioned by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) to review the effectiveness of depuration in removing norovirus from oysters and to investigate alternative approaches to virus removal.
One element of this study is to identify current depuration practice in the UK, including whether the system is operator designed/constructed or purchased ‘off the shelf’ from one of the established manufacturers and actual operational parameters of temperature, UV power, oxygen levels, use of ozone, length of depuration cycle, etc. The Questionnaire (click here) also aims to gather industry observations about ‘real world’ problems and issues concerning the practical operation of these systems. Please send completed forms by 17th April 2015.
For all questions, please contact Doug McLeod, or phone 01471 844 725.