Table 2

Inactivation of MNV-1 and hepatitis A virus (VR-1402) in oyster meat homogenate exposed to various high doses of 10-MeV E-beam irradiation

Inactivation of:
MNV-1HAV (VR-1402)
E-beam dose (kGy)Log PFU/mlaE-beam dose (kGy)Log PFU/mlb
0.004.8980.004.26
4.903.5704.853.39
9.382.36210.062.31
23.640.36223.200.04
31.90BD32.17BD
  • a Values refers to mean log PFU/ml from 6 replicates. BD, below detection limit of plaque assay for MNV-1 (23 PFU/ml) and HAV (6 PFU/ml).

  • b Values refers to mean log PFU/ml from 9 replicate trials.