Norovirus Contamination & Control

(Webinar length:  1 hr 14 min)


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, norovirus (“NoV”) is the leading cause of acute gastrointestinal disease and the leading cause of foodborne illness outbreaks in the US today. NoV is a particularly difficult virus to control as the transmission pathways includes airborne routes, fomites, person to person, food and water. Its non-enveloped morphology allows it to remain active when other less refractory bacteria and virus would be inactivated. Typical sanitizing methods are ineffective and improper cleaning can spread the virus. NoV may persist for weeks in the environment and can be spread easily.

Identification and the control of NoV must begin very early in the outbreak in order to prevent the further spread and amplification of the virus. The best defense against this agent is a sound program for dealing with contamination if it should occur, and a system for rapidly identifying and investigating outbreaks.

What will be covered in this webinar:

  • The epidemiology of norovirus
  • A review and analysis of NoV outbreaks
  • Control of NoV in institutions
  • Control of Nov in food
  • Mitigation of environmental contamination

Who should attend:

  • QA and QC Managers
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Food Safety Personnel
  • Neonatal-Prenatal health care workers
  • Microbiologists
  • Health practitioners


CostaRoy E. Costa, R.S, M.S (M.B.A)., President of Environ Health Associates, is a Registered Sanitarian with over 30 years of experience in the field of disease prevention, public health, and education.

He has conducted over 10,000 inspections of public facilities, including restaurants, supermarkets, processing plants, convenience stores, prisons, outdoor events, schools, institutions, water plants, sewage plants. As an environmental investigator he has performed over 100 epidemiological investigations of illness outbreaks. He has published more than 50 articles and technical reports and has been interviewed for national television, radio, and newspapers more than a dozen times. Mr. Costa has served as both the Past President of the Florida Association for Food Protection, as well as the Florida Environmental Health Association.

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