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Proficiency testing of growers using the Neogen rapid Paralytic Shellfish Toxin test kits


Turnbull, A and Dorantes-Aranda, JJ and Malhi, N and Jolley, J and Seger, A and Ugalde, S, Proficiency testing of growers using the Neogen rapid Paralytic Shellfish Toxin test kits, South Australian Research and Development Institute; PIRSA, South Australia, June (2018) [Government or Industry Research]

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Over recent years Tasmanian shellfish growers have been contending with toxic algal blooms that result in their shellfish rapidly accumulating paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) to levels above the regulatory limits. As a result, contaminated shellfish have been unknowingly placed on the market, necessitating over 23 recalls since 2012. A rapid, cost effective monitoring tool that can be used on-farm as a qualitative screening tool for identifying shellfish containing concerning levels of toxin was identified as the best method of addressing this risk.

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:paralytic shellfish toxin, rapid test kit, oyster, proficiency
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture oysters
UTAS Author:Turnbull, A (Ms Alison Turnbull)
UTAS Author:Dorantes-Aranda, JJ (Dr Juan Dorantes Aranda)
UTAS Author:Seger, A (Mr Andreas Seger)
UTAS Author:Ugalde, S (Ms Sarah Ugalde)
ID Code:141729
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2020-11-13
Last Modified:2020-11-16

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