What Is Food Virology?


Food Virology is an emerging discipline, actually a subset of Food Microbiology. Food Microbiology is the study of microorganisms in food systems. We often think of three general classifications of food borne microorganisms.

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Dr. Orlin Velev

Dr. Orlin Velev is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University. His research focuses on nanostructures with electrical and photonic functionality, biosensors and microfluidic devices.

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Recent Food Virology News!

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    Suspected norovirus outbreak at a Colorado elementary school

    Just in time for Back to School, there is a suspected norovirus outbreak going on at an elementary school. It is an unfortunate coincidence for the more than 30 kids who got sick in their second week of school at Trailblazer Elementary, but it does highlight the virus’s ease of spread and the importance of […]

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    Case of Hepatitis A at a burger restaurant in Austin, Texas

    We occasionally see reports of cases of hepatitis A virus among workers in food establishments. While these people may not be at an increased risk of acquiring the virus because of their jobs, when it happens, they have the potential to infect a large number of people. A worker at a popular Whataburger restaurant near […]

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    NoroCORE had two first place winners in IAFP’s Developing Scientist Competition!

    We are pleased and proud to announce that two of our students won awards for their research at this year’s Developing Scientist Competition at IAFP in Indianapolis! There are two divisions, one for oral presentations and the other for poster presentations, and our students took home first place in each! Chip Manuel, a PhD student […]

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