This research study aims to review and produce validation data for the national standard operating procedures for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins in shellfish.
<p>The work will take account of the procedures used by each of the UK biotoxin monitoring laboratories during the DSP SOP and any other related research.
<p>The study will develop extraction and particulate removal procedures that can be used to develop a definitive SOP for the lipophilic toxin groups associated with DSP, which will help inform an EU standard method for the detection of DSP toxins.
This study will scientifically review and produce validation data for the national standard operating procedure (SOP) for diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins in shellfish which is based on the Yasumoto 1984 method.
<p>Find more about this project and other FSA food safety-related projects at the <a href="http://www.food.gov.uk/science/research/" target="_blank">Food Standards Agency Research webpage</a>.