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Scottish authorities detect ‘red alert’ levels of shellfish toxins

Reports of shellfish toxins have been increasing in and around Scotland recently — in particular, the toxins that cause diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) and paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP).

These reports have strong implications for the shellfish industry in the area. Harvesters are limited in where they operate, and much of the industry is increasing testing […]

Study recommends Neogen’s Reveal® for PSP for regulatory use

A comprehensive study has demonstrated an equivalence of Neogen’s lateral flow ELISA to detect the toxins that cause paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) with standard test protocols, and recommended Neogen’s rapid test for regulatory use for testing oysters. The collaborative study was led by Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and South Australian Research and […]

Researchers seek ways to decrease algal blooms from phosphorous runoff

Previously on the Neogen blog, we’ve written about how rising ocean temperatures are worsening the risk of shellfish poisoning due to the increasing presence of toxic algal blooms that thrive in warm waters.

Today we’re taking a look at another contributing factor to these algal blooms: phosphorus runoff.

First off: What is phosphorus runoff, and […]

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.