Table 5

Comparison of infection risks associated with consuming human norovirus-contaminated whole oysters of various serving sizes with and without E-beam irradiation

E-beam dose and serving size (no. of oysters)Infection riska for consuming oysters with various levels of NoV contamination
105 PFU104 PFU103 PFU102 PFU
No irradiation
    124.49 � 10−13.96 � 10−13.38 � 10−12.74 � 10−1
    64.34 � 10−13.79 � 10−13.19 � 10−12.53 � 10−1
    34.18 � 10−13.62 � 10−13.00 � 10−12.33 � 10−1
5.09 kGy (90.4% NoV reduction)
    123.95 � 10−13.37 � 10−12.73 � 10−12.03 � 10−1
    63.78 � 10−13.18 � 10−12.52 � 10−11.80 � 10−1
    33.61 � 10−12.99 � 10−12.31 � 10−11.58 � 10−1
  • a Probability of infection.