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Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning

CFIA working to remove Kelly brand of Gigas Oysters from market

Toronto-based DOM International Limited is recalling the Kelly Oysters brand of Gigas Oysters from the marketplace due to marine biotoxin which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. DOM International Limited is an import/export company that specializes in importing and distributing sustainable and organic seafood products for the North American market… Continue Reading

Some of Maine’s shellfish off limits because of temporary toxin

Until further notice, certain portions of Maine’s coastline are closed to shellfish harvesting — and recently harvested clams and mussels are not to be consumed — because a naturally occurring algae is present in dangerously high levels. Maine’s Department of Marine Resources posted the so-called harvest recalls Friday after tests showed domoic acid at levels… Continue Reading

California warns against eating some shellfish on Central Coast

Levels of domoic acid 10 times the “action level” in certain shellfish along the Central Coast spurred California officials to issue a public warning against eating rock crabs and bivalve shellfish caught in the area. Specifically, Half Moon Bay rock crabs and Monterey Bay rock crabs and bivalve shellfish are on the danger list for… Continue Reading

California lifts Dungeness crab health advisory in northern area

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has lifted the last remaining health advisory for Dungeness crab caught along a stretch of the state’s northern coast. The advisory was for Dungeness crabs caught in ocean waters north of 40°46.15′ N Latitude — a line extending due west from the west end of the north jetty at the entrance of Humboldt… Continue Reading

California Updates Warning About Domoic Acid in Some Shellfish Species

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is updating its warning to consumers regarding certain seafood species caught along the California coastline which may contain high levels of domoic acid. There have been no reported illnesses associated with this event. Advisories continue to be in place for: Consumers to avoid eating recreationally and commercially caught Dungeness… Continue Reading

CA Issues Consumer Warning About Toxin Detected in Certain Crabs

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advised consumers not to eat Dungeness and Rock crabs caught in waters between the Oregon border and the southern Santa Barbara County line because dangerous levels of domoic acid, a naturally occurring toxin, have been detected in these crabs. CDPH reported that… Continue Reading

Recreationally Harvested Shellfish From Two CA Counties Contain Dangerous Toxin Levels

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning consumers not to eat recreationally harvested bivalve shellfish (such as mussels, clams or whole scallops) from Monterey or Santa Cruz counties due to dangerous levels of a naturally occurring toxin that can cause illness or death. Dangerous levels of domoic acid have been detected in mussels… Continue Reading