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Michelle Greenhalgh works as a researcher at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. She began writing for Food Safety News while completing her graduate degree at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.  Her professional interests include food safety, drug policy, and informed consent regulations while her personal interests include cooking, running, and sailing. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and is a proud native of the Ocean State.

California’s annual quarantine on sport-harveted ocean mussels ended at midnight Oct. 31, the California Department of Health (CDPH) announced.

A sampling of mussels confirmed that shellfish-borne paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins, as well as domoic acid, remained at safe or undetectable levels — with the exception of the northern Channel Islands region (which

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