As ocean temps rise, so does risk for shellfish poisoning

It’s not unusual for people to have shellfish allergies, but even non-allergic people can get sick from eating shellfish, thanks to contamination that occurs when the filter-feeding sea creatures take in toxins in warm ocean waters. Now, research is showing that the algae and bacteria that cause these toxins are becoming more prevalent as sea […]

Infographic: Shellfish testing with Neogen Europe

Neogen markets and develops the greatest variety of simple, rapid, easy-to-use seafood and shellfish tests, which allow companies around the world to test for harmful marine biotoxins and residues throughout the supply chain. For more information about these services in the U.K., click here.

Infographic: What you need to know about shellfish toxins

October is National Seafood Month and a great time to learn more about the dangers of shellfish toxins. Various recalls and shellfish closures have recently occurred reiterating the importance of testing for these toxins. Neogen markets and develops the greatest variety of simple, on-site, rapid, easy-to-use seafood and shellfish tests, which allow companies to test […]

Deadly neurotoxin causes recall of Maine’s mussels and clams

The deadly neurotoxin believed to infect hundreds of birds in 1961 and inspire the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds,” has been reported by Maine’s Department of Marine Resources and has resulted in the recall of mussels and clams harvested within the state.

Known as domoic acid, this marine biotoxin is secreted by algal blooms, and […]