Code of Practice for the Irish Shellfish Monitoring Programme (Biotoxins). Version 8.
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Food Safety Authority of Ireland
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Irish shellfish are a wholesome quality product and it is important that the shellfish industry is supported by a robust monitoring programme. This helps to ensure that consumers, both in Ireland and in other countries, can have confidence that the Irish shellfish they are purchasing is a safe product and that it meets the required legal health standards. The Irish Shellfish Monitoring Programme includes two monitoring elements that contribute to consumer safety. This Code of Practice has been developed to cover biotoxin and phytoplankton monitoring. A separate Code of Practice for the Microbiological Monitoring of Bivalve Mollusc Production Areas is available on the SFPA website (www.sfpa.ie/Seafood-Safety/Shellfish/Guidance-Documents). This Code of Practice has been developed by the Molluscan Shellfish Safety Committee (MSSC) through consultation with all stakeholders. It outlines how Ireland meets its obligations to protect consumers and comply with the requirements laid.....
PublisherFood Safety Authority of Ireland/Marine Institute/Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Phytoplankton biomass and diversity
Best Practice TypeBest Practice
Standard Operating Procedure
Spatial CoverageIreland waters
CitationFood Safety Authority of Ireland (2018) Code of practice for the Irish Shellfish Monitoring Programme (Biotoxins). Version 8. Ireland, Fish Safety Authority/Marine Institute/Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, 68pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-403