Bivalve molluscan shellfish must get food safety clearance
BMS and products containing BMS are are high regulatory interest foods, which means they require food safety clearance at the border.
This is due to the potential development or presence of E.coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Norovirus, and marine biotoxins.
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- Bivalve molluscan shellfish mean shellfish which have two hinged shells, such as mussels, oysters, scallops, and clams.
- Marine biotoxins include: Diarrhetic Shellfish Poison (DSP), Amnesic Shellfish Poison (ASP), Neurotoxic Shellfish Poison (NSP), Azaspiracid Shellfish Poison (AZP) and Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP).
- Scallop meat means the whole adductor muscle of the scallop with viscera and roe completely removed.