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Transcontinental bat — California shellfish harvest ban — Food irradiation review in Europe

Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption, brought to you today with the support of iwaspoisoned.com. EU urged to update irradiation regs Ionizing radiation can be used to sanitize food, killing bacteria like Salmonella, Camplyobacter and E. coli, but… Continue Reading

Paralytic shellfish poison levels force recreational harvest ban

Most of Vashon Island is now closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poison, which acts quickly and can cause paralysis of the respiratory system and death. The Seattle-King County Public Health Department posted an alert Friday evening citing information from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). The marine… 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