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Health warning over BOP shellfish

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 17/11/2016

People in the eastern Bay of Plenty are being warned not to collect or consumer shellfish due to elevated toxin levels.

Anyone eating shellfish collected between Cape Runaway and Whakatane Heads, including Ohiwa Harbour, is potentially at risk from illness.

The Ministry of Primary Industries says routine tests of shellfish in the area showed Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxins above safe levels.

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