General Information

Event name: GB-14-004
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: > 800 g/kg)
Associated syndrome: PSP
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Foods Standards Agency Scotland Biotoxin Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See previous records)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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General location information: Loch Laxford, North West Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-19
Additional location information: This event took place in Loch Laxford.
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-06-03
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-06-03, End: 2014-06-03
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Alexandrium spp. (360 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Saxitoxins STX eq 1065 g STX eq/kg LC
Kit used: No Type of kit used:
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Created at 03:19 on 10 Apr 2015
Updated at 03:39 on 28 Jun 2017
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