UK: Orkney scallop fishing ban lifted
The Food Standards Agency Scotland announced today that a ban on fishing for scallops in waters off Orkney due to a build-up of naturally occurring Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxins is to be lifted. The action is based on test results from the Government's sampling programme that showed that the PSP toxin has dropped to a level at which there is no longer a risk to consumers.
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