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Toxins in west coast Waikato shellfish

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 28/04/2017

People are being warned against collecting and eating shellfish on the Waikato west coast.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins being detected at levels of concern, prompting a public health warning covering an area from the Waikato River mouth southwards to Papanui Point which is just south of Raglan Harbour. The warning includes Raglan Harbour.

Mussels, oysters, tuatua, pipi, toheroa, cockles, scallops, catseyes, kina and all other bivalve shellfish should not be eaten and cooking does not remove the toxin.

Paua, crab and crayfish may still be eaten if the gut has been completely removed prior to cooking.

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