Shellfish toxins update

Published Date: 

6 Dec 2017 - 14:41

During routine monitoring, a potential risk of raised levels of naturally occurring E.coli bacteria have been found at Kerrera East Cockles.

Raised levels of E.coli bacteria have also been found at Dunstaffnage Bay.

Argyll and Bute Council’s Environmental Health team regularly monitor shellfish areas to ensure quality remains high.

It is a sensible precaution to avoid eating shellfish such as cockles, mussels, oysters or razor fish from these areas while the levels are raised.

The raised levels of E.coli discovered in Loch Fyne: Otter Point have returned to permitted levels.

For further information, contact the council’s Environmental Health Team on 01631 567849.

There is also more information available from www.foodstandards.gov.scot/food-safety-standards/advice-business-and-industry/shellfish/shellfish-results