General Information

Event name: GB-14-011
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: >160 g OA/kg)
Associated syndrome: DSP
Unexplained toxicity: No
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency Scotland Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location: Yes (See previous reports)
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: , Longitude:
General location information: East Coast, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-23
Additional location information: These event was detected at the Firth of Forth and Largo Bay
Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Event Date:2014-06-16
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2014-06-16, End: 2014-12-15
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Causative organism known: No
Causative Species/Genus: Dinophysis spp. (500 cells/L)
Co-Ocurring Species/Genus:
Chlorophyll concentration, if known: µg/l
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Environmental Conditions

Weather: Turbidity (NTU): Wind direction:
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Growth Comments
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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Spisula solida Okadaic Acid OA eq 534 LC-MS
Mytilus Edulis Okadaic Acid OA eq 768 g OA/kg LC-MS
Ensis Okadaic Acid OA eq 208 LC-MS
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Created at 05:21 on 10 Apr 2015
Updated at 04:08 on 13 Oct 2020