General Information

Event name: GB-12-015
Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Nature of the harmful event:
Seafood toxins
Event directly affected:
Shellfish
Toxicity detected: Yes (Approximate range: > 1.0 mg YTX eq /kg)
Associated syndrome: OTHER
Unexplained toxicity:
Species implicated in toxin transmission (transvector):
Report the outcome of a monitoring programme: Yes (Food Standards Agency Scotland Shellfish Hygiene Monitoring Programme)
Event occurred before in this location:
Individuals to contact: BRESNAN, Eileen , Davidson, Keith

Location & Date

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Location: Latitude: 55.791667, Longitude: -4.852222
General location information: Lamlash Bay, Arran, The Clyde, Scotland
HAB Area code(s): GB-15
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Bloom event dates (yyyy/mm/dd): Start: 2012-04-02, End: 2012-06-11
Quarantine levels dates (yyyy/mm/dd): First detection: 2012-06-07, End: 2012-07-17
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Microalgae

Causative organism known: Yes
Causative Species/Genus: Protoceratium spp. (440 cells/L)
recorded 2012-6-11
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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Toxin Assay Information

Species containing the toxin Toxin type Toxin details Max. concentration Assay type
Mytilus edulis Yessotoxins YTX eq 3.0 mg YTX eq/KG LC-MS
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Created at 02:06 on 5 Apr 2013