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Food Alert - Warning on Razor Clams from the United Kingdom Suspected of Containing Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Toxin

Issue Date


Source of Information

The European Commission

Food Product

Razor clams

Product name and Description

Razor clams imported from the United Kingdom.

Two consignments of razor clams, weighing about 900 kilogrammes in total, produced by "Buckhaven Shellfish" in Scotland of the United Kingdom.

The affected products had been passed from the importer to a local distributor. All of them were sold out on May 1 at "Union Marine Products Trading Company" in the Aberdeen Wholesale Fish Market.

Reason For Issuing Alert

The CFS received a notification from the European Commission that certain razor clams harvested at Largo Bay, Scotland, were found to be contaminated with phycotoxins which may cause diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has alerted the trade of the incident and will continue to follow up.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the concerned products.

Advice to Consumers

Not to consume the affected products and seek medical advice if they feel sick after eating the products concerned.

Further Information

The CFS Press Release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

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