18 Sep 2017 - 16:56
Naturally-occurring algal toxins have been discovered at two further local shellfish areas.
They were found during routine monitoring, which is done to ensure the quality of Argyll and Bute’s shellfish remains high.
The toxins are at Loch Melfort and Seil Sound and follow similar recent discoveries at Kilfinichen Bay and Ardkinglas at Loch Fyne.
They accumulate naturally in shellfish such as mussels, oysters, cockles and razor clams. When levels breach statutory limits, harvesting of these is not permitted.
For more information, contact the Argyll and Bute Council Environmental Health team on 01631 567849 or see www.foodstandards.gov.scot/food-safety-standards/advice-business-and-industry/shellfish/shellfish-results