Paralytic shellfish poison algal biotoxins: Sardinia report 2002-2011 and non-compliance management

  • Giuseppa Lorenzoni | pina.lorenzoni@izs-sardegna.it Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna G. Pegreffi, Sassari, Italy.
  • Igor Arras Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna G. Pegreffi, Sassari, Italy.
  • Giovanna Sanna Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna G. Pegreffi, Sassari, Italy.
  • Pietro Delogu Servizio Veterinario Igiene Allevamenti e Produzioni Zootecniche, ASL di Olbia, Olbia, Italy.
  • Alessandro Mudadu Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna G. Pegreffi, Sassari, Italy.
  • Antonio Piras Servizio Veterinario Igiene Alimenti, ASL di Olbia, Olbia, Italy.
  • Antonio Mura Servizio Veterinario Igiene Allevamenti e Produzioni Zootecniche, ASL di Olbia, Olbia, Italy.
  • Edoardo Marongiu Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna G. Pegreffi, Sassari, Italy.
  • Sebastiano Virgilio Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna G. Pegreffi, Sassari, Italy.

Abstract

Several microalgae of the genus Alexandrium (Alexandrium minutum and Alexandrium catenelle) can produce an algal biotoxin, the paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) that can be accumulated in the shellfish edible tissues making them hazardous to the consumer’s health. In this paper we report i) the results of PSP toxins survey carried out by mouse bioassays (mouse test AOAC 958.08) on 7457 samples of bivalve molluscs farmed in Sardinia and in other European countries and marketed in Sardinia region from 2002 to 2011, and ii) the management of positive cases. Based on our experience it is very important to strictly apply the planned activities in order to prevent any risk and to protect the consumer’s and producer’s health.

Dimensions

Altmetric

PlumX Metrics

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Author Biography

Giuseppa Lorenzoni, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna G. Pegreffi, Sassari
Dipartimento Igiene Alimenti Laboratorio Ispezioni Alimenti
Published
2013-09-26
Info
Issue
Section
Applied Studies
Supporting Agencies
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna
Keywords:
Shellfish, Paralytic shellfish poison algal toxins, Sardinia
Statistics
  • Abstract views: 870

  • PDF: 1079
How to Cite
Lorenzoni, G., Arras, I., Sanna, G., Delogu, P., Mudadu, A., Piras, A., Mura, A., Marongiu, E., & Virgilio, S. (2013). Paralytic shellfish poison algal biotoxins: Sardinia report 2002-2011 and non-compliance management. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 2(2), e30. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2013.999