UK: Toxin forces mussel bed closure
of Article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/north_west/8017237.stm
High levels of a toxin which can cause
food poisoning has been found in mussels at Rhos on Sea, Conwy.
Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning is
caused by marine algae and can cause stomach ache and diarrhoea if eaten in
The mussel bed has been temporarily
closed by Conwy council and the Foods Standards Agency to prevent the
gathering of further shellfish.
Further sampling is being carried out
along the shoreline.
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