RASFF Alert – Tellins – Algal Lipophilic Toxin

RASFF

Detection of lipophilic toxins on tellins from France in Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland

The lipophilic toxins in shellfish can be divided into four groups of toxins with different chemical structures and biological effects: OA and its derivatives, the DTXs; the pectenotoxins (PTXs); the yessotoxins (YTXs); and the azaspiracids (AZAs). These toxins can often be found in combination in shellfish.

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