Shellfish purification

Last updated:
3 November 2016
All purification (and dispatch) establishments must be approved by their local enforcement authority and meet the specific requirements for purification (and dispatch) centres in Annex III of Regulation (EC) 853/2004.

The consultation period has now concluded and the FSA have collated comments received and updated the guidance for local authorities accordingly. Consultation responses will be published shortly.

The FSA guidance for local authorities' authorised officers on the inspection of purification systems for live bivalve molluscs in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can be found at the link below.  Aide memoires  are currently subject to consultation and will be published at a later date.