Mussels

New Discovery Improves Checking Toxicity Of Mussels

A new discovery made at the University of Oslo, Norway, can make it far easier to check whether mussels are poisonous.

Poisonous mussels contain the extremely dangerous and paralyzing neurotoxin saxitoxin. This neurotoxin is the cause of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). The first symptoms…
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Dutch Food Safety Authority Shut Down A Shellfish Trader

THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has stopped a shellfish trader in Zeeland from exporting 47 tonnes of mussels after failing to take action over two food poisoning incidents in England and Switzerland.
A small quantity of the mussels, which had been ex…
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