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Highland Council issues shellfish algal warning


By Gavin Musgrove


Highland Council's Environmental Health team has identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins following routine monitoring in coastal waters at Inner Loch Torridon.

Eating shellfish such as cockles, mussels, oysters or razor fish from these areas may pose a health risk arising from the consumption of these algal toxins.

Highland Council has issued a warning that mussels collected in Inner Loch Torridon area could pose a health risk.
Highland Council has issued a warning that mussels collected in Inner Loch Torridon area could pose a health risk.

As a sensible precaution, people should avoid eating shellfish taken from along the shore between Sheildaig and Inveralligin until further notice.

A council spokesperson said: "It is important to note that cooking does not remove risks from consumption. Commercial shellfish harvesters in the area have been contacted by the council."

For further information please refer to Food Standards Scotland shellfish website: https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/business-and-industry/industry-specific-advice/fish-and-shellfish



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