​​​​​​​Public advised to avoid eating shellfish from Loch Laxford, Scourie

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

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 of Loch Laxford and Loch a Chadh-fi) 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

This is the second public advice warning issued by Highland Council's Environmental Health team this week. An earlier warning was issued on 10 June regarding Inner Loch Torridon that people should also avoid eating shellfish from this area (along the shore between Sheildaig and Inveralligin) until further notice. 

12 Jun 2019
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