PRESENCE OF P.S.P. TOXINS (PARALYTIC SHELLFISH POISON) IN MUSSELS OF SARDINIA AND NON-CONFORMITY MANAGEMENT

  • S. Virgilio | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • G. Lorenzoni Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • E. Marongiu Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • T. Tedde Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • G. Terrosu Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • G. Campus Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • M.N Rosa Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.
  • A. Mura Servizio Veterinario A.S.L., Olbia, Italy.
  • P Delogu Servizio Veterinario A.S.L., Olbia, Italy.
  • M. Piras Servizio Veterinario A.S.L., Oristano, Italy.

Abstract

The progressive diffusion of dinoflagellates belonging to Alexandrium genus (A. catenella and A.minutun) and the contamination of the mussels used usually as food with marine toxins represents an high risk for the human health and for business mussels farms. In this study, the authors reported results of analysis during 2008 for detection P.S.P. (Paralytic Shellfish Poison) toxins in mussels bred in Olbia and Oristano areas and health precautions.

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2010-06-13
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Keywords:
Mussels, Paralytic Shellfish Poison algal toxins, Sardinia
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Virgilio, S., Lorenzoni, G., Marongiu, E., Tedde, T., Terrosu, G., Campus, G., Rosa, M., Mura, A., Delogu, P., & Piras, M. (2010). PRESENCE OF P.S.P. TOXINS (PARALYTIC SHELLFISH POISON) IN MUSSELS OF SARDINIA AND NON-CONFORMITY MANAGEMENT. Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(8), 71-75. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2010.1041