paralytic shellfish poisoning

Food recall guidance for businesses in New Zealand has been updated.

The guidance document includes example procedures, checklists, and spreadsheets plus revised recall risk assessment and audit forms. Six steps are listed with the first being investigate to understand the problem and the last is audit so corrective and preventative
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Certain Pacific Ocean oysters were recalled late Friday (July 19) from the marketplace due to a marine biotoxin which causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).   No illnesses are yet associated with the recall.

Oysters on the recall list were distributed in Alberta, British Columbia,
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Australian researchers have examined an outbreak of paralytic shellfish poisoning in 2015 that caused at least four cases in Tasmania.

Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is a rare illness caused by eating shellfish containing paralytic shellfish toxins (PST). PST are produced by certain types of algae during algal blooms and bio-accumulate
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Having found a marine biotoxin in two producers’ farm-raised Pacific oysters, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall today, but distribution details were incomplete.

The biotoxin found by the CFIA causes Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP), which can cause respiratory paralysis and requires immediate medical attention.

“Consumers should not consume,
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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
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