FSA in Scotland
End-product testing for shellfish toxins – information for shellfish harvesters, growers and processors (Scotland)
The Food Standards Agency in Scotland has published 'End-product testing for shellfish toxins – information for shellfish harvesters, growers and processors'.
The leaflet provides food business operators (FBOs) with the information they need to ensure appropriate implementation of end-product testing (EPT) for marine biotoxins in bivalve mollusc. The leaflet also explains how the different biotoxin testing methods work, lists their limitations and describes how they should be used as a part of the wider risk assessment process.
Additionally, the document supplies detailed information regarding the current regulatory limits, list of other factors that should be taken into consideration in conjunction with the EPT, as well as a number of case studies – real life examples of situations where EPT results helped FBOs to demonstrate compliance with the regulations and to influence the monitoring programme.