Shell­fish toxin warn­ing

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

MON­I­TOR­ING work un­der­taken on be­half of Food Stan­dards Scot­land has iden­ti­fied raised lev­els of shell­fish tox­ins in East Loch Roag in Lewis.

Eat­ing shell­fish such as mus­sels, cock­les, or ra­zor fish from th­ese ar­eas may pose a risk to hu­man health and no­tices to warn the pub­lic and ca­sual gath­er­ers have been posted at var­i­ous locations on the shore.

Com­mer­cial shell­fish har­vesters in th­ese ar­eas have been con­tacted by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and steps taken to post­pone har­vest­ing un­til al­gae lev­els sub­side. It is a sen­si­ble pre­cau­tion to avoid eat­ing shell­fish from th­ese ar­eas un­til fur­ther no­tice.

The coun­cil is mon­i­tor­ing the sit­u­a­tion and will re­move warn­ing no­tices when it im­proves.

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