MATTILSYNET_no - NOV 2019 - TRAD AUTO : PROGRAMME NATIONAL DE SUPERVISION POUR FABRICATION DE COQUILLAGES ET D'AUTRES MOLLUSQUES - des échantillons analysés en 2018 pour les polluants chimiques et des micro-organismes. EUROSURVEILLANCE 29/08/19 Outbreak of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning associated with consumption of mussels, United Kingdom, May to June 2019. CEFAS_CO_UK - FEV 2019 - Annual report on the results of the Shellfish Official Control Monitoring Programmes for Scotland - 2018. Gov_uk 26/07/19 Guidance - Controls of fish and shellfish diseases in England and Wales Reduce the risk of disease, find out where notifiable diseases have been confirmed in England and Wales.
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The Xunta de Galicia is now once again announcing that is taking action to unify those responsibilities assigned to the laboratory for monitoring the bacteriological contamination of bivalve molluscs in Galicia. As such, I would like to know whether the Commission has received an official petition from the Xunta de Galicia or the Spanish Government to this end. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SAFETY - 2015 - Labelling and marketing of bivalve and gastropod molluscs retailed in Sardinia, Italy between 2009 and 2013. Abstract The aim of the present survey was to investigate the correct enforcement of the Community rules on the labelling and marketing of bivalve and gastropod molluscs retailed in Sardinia, Italy between 2009 and 2013.
A total of 1500 packages and labels for live bivalve and gastropod molluscs were considered. A total of 375 labels (25%) presented non-compliance concerning the wrong trade name and additional wrong or missing information. The highest percentage of anomalous labels has been detected in small-scale retail shops (35%) and open-air markets (25%) compared with the big retailing chains (20%). PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-004403-17 Brexit and the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for monitoring bacteriological and viral contamination of bivalve molluscs.
One of the many consequences of the UK leaving the EU is the relocation of the EURL for monitoring bacteriological and viral contamination of bivalve molluscs, which is currently in Weymouth.
In that regard, fishing, aquaculture and the shell-fish industry have an extensive economic and social fabric in Galicia, Spain, which makes it a recognised leader in that sector in the EU. 1. Has the Commission received any kind of notice or official request from a Member State regarding the relocation of the EURL for monitoring bacteriological and viral contamination of bivalve molluscs? 2. Is the Commission considering moving the laboratory to Galicia? ICES_DK - AOUT 2017 - New Trends in Important Diseases Affecting the Culture of Fish and Molluscs in the ICES Area 2002–2015. FSA - 2015 – DRAFT : MANAGING SHELLFISH TOXIN RISKS GUIDANCE FOR HARVESTERS AND PROCESSORS. FOODS 11/10/17 Determination of Salmonella spp., E. coli VTEC, Vibrio spp., and Norovirus GI-GII in Bivalve Molluscs Collected from Growing Natural Beds in Sardinia (Italy) The aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of Salmonella spp., verotoxigenic E. coli (VTEC), Vibrio spp., and Norovirus GI-GII in bivalve molluscs, cockles, and European grooved carpet shells (Cerastoderma spp. and Ruditapes decussatus) collected from a class B growing natural bed in Sardinia (Italy).
All of the samples were analysed for Salmonella spp. detection according to European Commission Regulation (EC) 2285/2015. Detection and enumeration of Vibrio spp. were performed according to previously published methods. Presumptive identification of Vibrio spp. isolates was performed by means of conventional biochemical tests. E. coli VTEC was isolated following a direct multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) screening test. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question P-005474-17 Crisis in mussel cultivation in Apulia.
TECHNICAL UNIVERSIT OF DENMARK - 2016 - Evaluation of cyclic imines in commercial shellfish samples in Europe samples. BOE nº 107 de 05/05/2017 Orden APM/392/2017, de 21 de abril, por la que se publican las nuevas relaciones de zonas de producción de moluscos y otros invertebrados marinos en el litoral español. El Reglamento n.
°(CE) 854/2004 prevé en su anexo II, Capítulo II, A, apartados 1 y 2, que la autoridad competente debe determinar la ubicación y los límites de las zonas de producción y de reinstalación de moluscos bivalvos vivos y su clasificación en tres categorías de acuerdo con el grado de contaminación fecal. También se atenderá lo dispuesto en los apartados 3, 4 y 5 y su referencia a las normas sanitarias contempladas en el capítulo V de la sección VII del anexo III del Reglamento (CEE) nº 853/2004. Dentro de este marco normativo, las Comunidades Autónomas, en el ejercicio de sus competencias, hacen públicas las relaciones de sus zonas de producción de moluscos bivalvos. Desde la publicación de la última Orden determinadas Comunidades Autónomas han introducido diversas modificaciones, consistentes en la variación de algunos aspectos de las zonas de producción declaradas con anterioridad.
Primero. Segundo. Madrid, 21 de abril de 2017. PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-008685-16 Protected designation of origin (PDO) for cockles from the Ria de Muros e Noia (Galicia) The Ria de Muros e Noia, in Galicia, has its own species of cockle, a filter-feeding bivalve mollusc whose distinctive characteristics derive from the nutrients found in rias and in the Ria de Muros e Noia in particular.
The uniqueness of cockles from the Ria de Muros e Noia, compared with cockles from other geographical areas, is genetically traceable and an asset from the quality point of view. If the labelling for cockles of this Galician native species included a reference to the traceability of their origin, they could be commercially exploited to more profitable effect, and the market and production could be kept free of cockles from other areas, thus preserving the unique characteristics, and hence the sustainability, of cockles from the Ria de Muros e Noia.
The study undertook a review of published and unpublished scientific literature relating to setting and management of exclusion zones (preventing oyster harvesting) to mitigate viral risks from point source sewage discharges.
The review included a comparison between norovirus and other viral models with respect to environmental degradation and bioaccumulation factors and also considered the significance of wastewater discharges from diffuse sources (eg pleasure craft) and their capacity to be controlled by norovirus exclusion zones. Review activities incorporated the essential elements of a systematic review supported by direct contact with known working groups. Overseas experience with respect to exclusion/buffer zones from European settings and US/NSSP based suppliers was also reviewed. A questionnaire was used to construct a database, and where positive examples were identified information was sought to generate potential case study illustrations. CEFAS 17/07/15 Molluscan shellfish diseases and how to prevent the spread. Below is the background to the molluscan diseases that the Cefas Fish Health Inspectorate (FHI) regulated in 2014.
The controls have evolved over several decades. And, to put them in context, their purpose is to allow the UK to trade freely with Europe and the rest of the world, whilst still offering protection to the health status of our farmed and wild shellfish. We take the role seriously, and will always strive for the highest level of protection available to us as a nation. However it is vital for everyone to understand their individual role in disease prevention. It is actions on our beaches that will actually have the most impact in preventing the introduction and spread of diseases. Environmental Health 2009, 8(Suppl 1):S12 Shellfish toxicity in UK waters: a threat to human health? EFTA SURVEILLANCE AUTHORITY 24/08/15 FOOd Safety: Unsatisfactory official controls on live bivalve molluscs in Norway. Norway does not fully comply with the legal requirements for harvesting and placing on the market of live bivalve molluscs. The situation has not improved much since the previous inspection done by the EFTA Surveillance Authority six years ago.
This is the main conclusion in a report published by the the Authority today, following an audit carried out in Norway in April 2015. Norway has designated the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (NFSA) as the competent authority responsible for official controls. Responsibility for coordination of controls regarding live bivalve molluscs has been delegated to one region of the NFSA. Official controls done by the NFSA departments are not fully coordinated and at central level there is limited overview of control activities in the departments. Harvesting areas in Norway have in general not been classified in accordance with EEA legal requirements and sanitary surveys are not done according to requirements if done at all.
Read the full report here. Food Control Volume 60, February 2016, Time trends in the prevalence of Escherichia coli and enterococci in bivalves harvested in Norway during 2007–2012. Open Access Highlights A weak positive correlation between enterococci and Escherichia coli were seen. There was a weak positive correlation between high counts of E. coli/enterococci and increased rainfall. When using enterococci as indicator organisms, a more sensitive method than conventional plate assays should be considered. EFSA 11/12/15 Evaluation of heat treatments, different from those currently established in the EU legislation, that could be applied to live bivalve molluscs from B and C production areas, that have not been submitted to purification or relaying, in order. Following a request from the European Commission, the Panel on Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ Panel) was asked by the European Food Safety Authority to deliver a Scientific Opinion on the evaluation of heat treatments, different from those currently established in the EU legislation, that could be applied to live bivalve molluscs from B and C production areas, that have not been submitted to purification or relaying, in order to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms.
The current EU rules state that live bivalve molluscs from B and C production areas that have not been submitted for purification or relaying may be sent to a processing establishment, where they must undergo treatment to eliminate pathogenic microorganisms. Hazard identification was performed to list the most important viral hazards associated with bivalve molluscs. The hazard analysis used as data sources the EU food-borne outbreak data, the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) data and scientific literature. EUROPE 01/10/15 Mussels: biomonitoring tools for pharmaceutical pollution in the marine environment?
PARLEMENT EUROPEEN - Réponse à question E-000832-15 Labelling of mussels. Article 35 of Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 (without prejudice to Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) describes packaging requirements for aquaculture and fishery products. The production method (whether caught in the wild or the product of aquaculture) must also be indicated. In the Netherlands, the supervisory body NVWA recently made it compulsory to label mussels as the product of aquaculture (on the basis of Article 3(a) of Directive 2006/887EC), whereas in previous years the label ‘caught in the wild’ had been used. In the Netherlands, mussel larvae are caught in the wild and placed in beds for two or three years, after which they are harvested as mussels ready for consumption. DEFRA 03/03/16 Water Framework Directive: shellfish protected areas. FSA - End-Product Testing for Shellfish Toxins - Information for Shellfish Harvesters, Growers and Processors.
SEA FISHERIES PROTECTION AUTHORITY (IE) - SEPT 2013 - Code of Practice for the Microbiological Monitoring of Bivalve Mollusc Production Areas. EURLCEFAS_ORG 26/03/14 European Union Reference Laboratory for monitoring bacteriological and viral contamination of bivalve molluscs Annual technical report for calendar year 2013. FSA 18/03/14 Official control monitoring (live bivalve molluscs) programme (Northern Ireland)