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. Rebecca M. Goulter

Rebecca M. Goulter obtained her degree in Food Technology with first class Honors from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia in 2008. She is currently developing her career in food virology at North Carolina State University as the Associate Director of Scientific Affairs for NoroCORE and the Jaykus Lab Manager.

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Recent Food Virology News!

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    Confirmed case of hepatitis A at a North Carolina restaurant

    This story is a little close to home for those of us at the NoroCORE office, and goes to show you never know where foodborne illness might turn up next. The story begins with an employee at a Papa John’s Pizza in Charlotte, NC, who became ill on March 24th after traveling outside of the […]

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    Presumed norovirus outbreak on the Crown Princess

    We are getting into the time of year when the number of norovirus cases tends to wind down, but it seems we are not out of the woods yet!  This story has been in the media spotlight recently, and as the investigation is ongoing, this post will be updated as new information emerges.  News reports […]

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    Suspected norovirus outbreak at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

    The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown returned to normal operations yesterday, following a busy weekend of managing a presumed norovirus outbreak on its campus.  Students began falling ill on Friday, and as of yesterday evening, 115 students were reported as having experienced norovirus-like symptoms out of approximately 3,000 students at the institution.  More cases may […]

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