Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

Shellfish biotoxin alert: Port Underwood


The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a shellfish biotoxin alert for Port Underwood on the east coast of the Marlborough Sounds.

People are advised not to collect or eat shellfish from this area. This includes mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina and all other bivalve shellfish.

Cooking shellfish does not remove the toxin, which can cause diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.

Refer to the MPI advisory for full information and a map of the affected area.

 

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