Category Archives: Shellfish

New Zealand – Shellfish biotoxin alerts – DSP – PSP

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The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today extended the public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from the South Island West Coast between Greymouth and Hector.

Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from this region has shown levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Toxins above the safe limit of 0.16 mg/kg set by MPI.  Anyone eating shellfish from this area is potentially at risk of illness.

Map highlighting in red the areas affected.

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The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today issued a public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Pelorus Sound, excluding the upper Kenepuru Sound. The warning extends outwards to a line from Paparoa Point to Culdaff Point.

Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from this region have shown levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins above the safe limit of 0.8 mg/kg set by MPI. Anyone eating shellfish from this area is potentially at risk of illness.

Map highlighting in red the areas affected.

New Zealand – Shellfish biotoxin alert for the Bay of Islands in Northland

 

The affected area is inside a line between Cape Brett and Cape Wiwiki.

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The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) yesterday issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from the entire Bay of Islands inside a line between Cape Brett northward to Cape Wiwiki.

Routine tests on shellfish samples taken from this region have shown levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins above the safe limit of 0.8 mg/kg set by MPI. Anyone eating shellfish from this area is potentially at risk of illness.

RASFF Alerts – Norovirus – Cooked Clams

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RASFF -norovirus in frozen cooked clams from Vietnam in Spain

USA – Norovirus Outbreak – Oysters

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to eat raw or partially cooked oysters harvested from Copano Bay, in Aransas County, Texas, harvested between Dec. 26, 2013 and Jan. 9, 2014.

Oysters harvested from Copano Bay, Texas, on Dec. 26, 2013, and then shipped by Alby’s Seafood of Fulton, Texas, have been linked to six norovirus illnesses in Louisiana.

The Texas Department of State Health Services closed Copano Bay to shellfish harvesting on Jan. 9, 2014.

The FDA is warning consumers not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish from Copano Bay, in Aransas County, Texas, harvested between Dec. 26, 2013 and Jan. 9, 2014.

Alby’s Seafood disclaimer icon has issued a recall of the oysters harvested on Dec. 26; however, other shellfish harvested from Copano Bay before it was closed may still be in the marketplace.

RASFF Alerts – DSP – Mussels – Hepatitis A- Frozen Berries – E.coli – Clams – Mussels

RASFF -Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins – okadaic acid (188 µg/kg – ppb) in chilled mussels (Mytlius Galloprovincialis) from Spain in Italy

RASFF -hepatitis A virus in frozen mixed berries processed in Italy, with raw material from Poland, Serbia, Chile, Bulgaria, Sweden and Bosnia and Herzegovina in Italy

RASFF -high count of Escherichia coli (5400 MPN/100g) in clams (Venus verrucosa) from Greece in Italy

RASFF -too high count of Escherichia coli (3500 MPN/100g) in chilled mussels from France

RASFF -too high count of Escherichia coli (9200; 2400 MPN/100g) in chilled mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Spain in Italy

RASFF Alerts – DSP – Live Mussels

RASFF -Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins – okadaic acid (203 µg/kg – ppb) in live mussels (Mytillus galloprovincialis) from Spain in Italy

RASFF -Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins – okadaic acid (287 µg/kg – ppb) in live mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Spain in Italy

RASFF -Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins – okadaic acid (494 µg/kg – ppb) in live mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Spain in Italy

RASFF Alerts DSP – Live Mussels- E.coli – Clams

RASFF -Too high count of Escherichia coli (1130;2230;3230;5230 MPN/100g) in clams (Venus gallina) from Turkey in Greece

RASFF -Diarrhoeic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) toxins – okadaic acid (826.3 µg/kg – ppb) in live mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) from Spain in italy