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Monitoring of E. Coli in Shellfish for Harvesting Site Classifications

Fisheries Research Service
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Under EEC Directive 91/492/EEC UK shellfish production sites are classified based on the degree of contamination by the faecal indicator bacterium, Escherichia coli, present in samples of mollusc flesh. This statutory programme is the Scottish Monitoring Programme for E. coli in shellfish used to classify Scottish shellfish harvesting sites.
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Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the Food Standards Agency Research webpage.

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Food Standards Agency
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Escherichia coli
Natural Toxins
Bacterial Pathogens