Shellfish production areas are subject to multiple sources of pollution. Under EU regulations, an assessment of the sources of pollution must be undertaken and a sampling plan established for all new shellfish harvesting areas.
The Food Standards Agency Scotland held a series of open meetings at the end of 2005 to discuss issues surrounding the introduction of the new EU hygiene regulations from 1 January 2006, and how they affect the scallop industry.
The expert group was convened to review and make recommendations on the suitability of available and potential methodologies for use in the UK's statutory monitoring programme for lipophilic marine biotoxins.
Refinement and in-house validation of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC) High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) method (2005.06): the determination of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins in mussels by liquid chromatography and fluorescence detection.