​​​​​​​Public advised to avoid eating shellfish from Inner Loch Torridon

Highland Council's Environmental Health team have identified raised levels of naturally occurring algal toxins following routine monitoring in coastal waters at Inner Loch Torridon.

Eating shellfish such as cockles, mussels, oysters or razor fish from these areas may pose a health risk arising from the consumption of these algal toxins.

As a sensible precaution, people should avoid eating shellfish from this area (along the shore between Sheildaig and Inveralligin) until further notice. 

It is important to note that cooking does not remove risks from consumption. Commercial shellfish harvesters in the area have been contacted by the council.

For further information please refer to Food Standards Scotland shellfish website: https://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/business-and-industry/industry-specific-advice/fish-and-shellfish

10 Jun 2019
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