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Poisonous mussels in Rogaland. Authority issues warning. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority advises people living in 18 places in Norway to refrain from eating mussels for the next week after tests have revealed high concentrations of two types of toxins. They reveal that dangerous levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning toxin (DSP) and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin (PSP) – diarrhetic and nerve poisons respectively, and produced by algae – have been found in mussels from Kvitsøy, Tysvær, and Vindafjord. This affects the regions of Midt-Rogaland and Haugalandet.

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Poisonous mussels in Rogaland

Published on Friday, 10th July, 2009 at 20:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Authority issues warning.

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The Norwegian Food Safety Authority advises people living in 18 places in Norway to refrain from eating mussels for the next week after tests have revealed high concentrations of two types of toxins.

They reveal that dangerous levels of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning toxin (DSP) and Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin (PSP) – diarrhetic and nerve poisons respectively, and produced by algae – have been found in mussels from Kvitsøy, Tysvær, and Vindafjord. This affects the regions of Midt-Rogaland and Haugalandet.

Moss and Bergen are amongst the other regions that the warning applies to, whilst people in Asker, Bærum, and Vestfold are advised to be prudent.

47 areas are tested in total around the country.

For more information, call 820 33 333.



Published on Friday, 10th July, 2009 at 20:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: poisonous, mussels, rogaland, food, safety, authority, dsp, psp, toxins, algae.





  
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