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Experts warn of toxic mussels. Authorities at over half of Norway’s monitoring stations are advising people not to eat mussels. 25 of 49 stations have reported the popular molluscs are contaminated with diseases and could threaten tourists and the locals’ health. Fresh mussel warnings are released every Friday afternoon. The ban applies to diners Tønsberg, Risør, Stavanger, Bremanger, Namsos, Bø in Vesteraålen as well as Namdal, and all of Troms og Finnmark, amongst other places. A limit of between 15 and 20 medium-sized mussels is advised in Hvaler, Østfold.

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Experts warn of toxic mussels

Published on Sunday, 17th July, 2011 at 11:24 under the news category, by John Price   .

Authorities at over half of Norway’s monitoring stations are advising people not to eat mussels.

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25 of 49 stations have reported the popular molluscs are contaminated with diseases and could threaten tourists and the locals’ health.

Fresh mussel warnings are released every Friday afternoon. The ban applies to diners Tønsberg, Risør, Stavanger, Bremanger, Namsos, Bø in Vesteraålen as well as Namdal, and all of Troms og Finnmark, amongst other places. A limit of between 15 and 20 medium-sized mussels is advised in Hvaler, Østfold.

For more information about the outbreak, people can call the Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) on 820 33 333, or see the weekly warnings here (external link, in Norwegian).



Published on Sunday, 17th July, 2011 at 11:24 under the news category, by John Price   .

This post has the following tags: musselwarnings, norwegianfoodsafetyauthority.





  
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