Table 3

Possible infection risks associated with hepatitis A virus-contaminated oysters after treatment with various E-beam doses

E-beam dosea (kGy) (% HAV reduction)Infection riskb for consuming oystersc with various levels of HAV contamination
105 PFU104 PFU103 PFU102 PFU
0 (0)9.21 � 10−18.13 � 10−15.74 � 10−12.10 � 10−1
0.8 (44.5)9.01 � 10−17.68 � 10−14.85 � 10−11.38 � 10−1
1.55 (55.1)8.93 � 10−17.50 � 10−14.50 � 10−11.17 � 10−1
2.49 (76.4)8.64 � 10−16.84 � 10−13.43 � 10−16.81 � 10−2
3.50 (87.3)8.29 � 10−16.08 � 10−12.45 � 10−13.89 � 10−2
4.34 (86.9)8.31 � 10−16.11 � 10−12.49 � 10−13.99 � 10−2
5.54 (93.9)7.76 � 10−14.99 � 10−11.48 � 10−11.93 � 10−2
  • a Virus reduction at specified E-beam doses.

  • b Probability of infection.

  • c Serving size of 12 oysters containing 13.68 g meat per oyster.