Scombrotoxins

Scombrotoxin is a disease that is caused by bacteria growing in improperly stored and handled seafood.
Books and Materials on Scombrotoxins in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA)

National Agricultural Library (United States Department of Agriculture).

Searchable database for resources available to persons interested in information on the microbiology of Scombrotoxins.

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PubMED Journal Article Citations on Scombrotoxins

National Library of Medicine (National Institute of Health [United States Department of Health and Human Services]).

Searchable database for resources available to persons interested in information on Scombrotoxins and Scombroid Poisoning.

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Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (Food and Drug Administration [United States Department of Health and Human Services]).

Identifies the organism Scombrotoxin and lists the nature of acute disease it is known to cause, the diagnosis of human illness, associated foods, relative frequency of the disease, course of disease and complications, target populations, food analysis and selected outbreaks, its molecular structural data and other resources available about the contaminant.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Answers food safety questions about Scombroid Poisoning such as what is Scombroid Poisoning, what symptoms are related to the disease, how to prevent Scombroid Poisoning from happening to you and information on consumer protection.

Scombroid (Histamine) Formation  ( PDF | 2.09 MB )

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (United States Deprtment of Health and Human Services).

The online resource maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), dealing with ciguatera and scombroid poisoning.