Reduced depuration Times
added January 2017 - see this Seafish guide.
Also see this Seafish webpage on Bivalve Mollusc Safety.
End Product Testing Guidance
Algal Toxin testing (Scotland) - click here
FSA (Northern Ireland) guide and leaflet on EPT for toxins for shellfish growers, harvesters and processors - click here
FAO Guidance on Microbial testing/traditional quality control - click here
Standard designs for Purification Systems - click here
Bivalve depuration guide from the FAO
Scallop Shucking - model HACCP plan
Seafish Website Content
This Seafish webpage contains a large number of useful documents including the following:
Good manufacturing practice guidelines - Live bivalves workbook
Seafish Guidance note - Classification of shellfish harvesting areas
Seafish Guidance note - Reuse of seawater for purification systems
Other Web Content
CEFAS webpage on Shellfish Purification and related inspection and approval activities. The CEFAS website also has some excellent information on
Seafish has a YouTube channel with more than 100 video programmes available. There are some videos of interest to shellfish farmers and harvesters, plus a set of 3 videos on biotoxins available via the Scallop Processors page below.