Warning on shellfish toxins - Loch Striven

Published Date: 

15 Feb 2017 - 11:52

Argyll and Bute Council’s Environmental Health team, working with Food Standards Scotland, has issued a warning on raised levels of shellfish toxins in Loch Striven. 

These are naturally occurring toxins which can accumulate in molluscs such as mussels, oysters, cockles and razor clams. When the toxins breach statutory limits harvesting of affected species is not allowed.

For more information contact the council’s environmental health team on 01631 567 849 or Food Standards Scotland on 01224 285 100.

Information is also available on the Food Standards Scotland website at http://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/food-safety-standards/advice-business-and-industry/shellfish/shellfish-results