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Health Warning Lifted – Marine Biotoxin – Akaroa


Health Warning Lifted – Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish – Akaroa Harbour

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has lifted a health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from all of Akaroa Harbour.

The Ministry for Primary Industries today removed the marine biotoxin warning for the Akaroa Harbour. Ongoing non-commercial and commercial sampling of shellfish and seawater from around the Akaroa Harbour has determined that paralytic shellfish toxins are now at safe levels.

Monitoring of toxin levels will continue and any changes will be communicated accordingly.

For more information:
Check shellfish biotoxin alerts
Food Safety for Seafood Gatherers booklet
Causes and symptoms of toxic shellfish poisoning
Toxic algal blooms
Collecting Shellfish and Keeping Them Safe
Community and Public Health - Recreational Water

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