MEDIA RELEASES

WARNING LIFTED - Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish - Rarawa Beach To Cape Karikari

Lifting of Public Health Warning: Marine Biotoxin in Shellfish – Northland between Rarawa Beach and Cape Karikari, including Houhora and Rangaunu Harbours.

Northland District Health Board’s Public Health Unit advises the public that monitoring of shellfish samples has shown a reduction in the levels of toxin that can cause PSP (Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning) to below regulatory level.

The public are therefore advised that the warning, issued on 11 November 2016, has now been lifted.

The public is reminded that if in doubt about the safety of shellfish they have previously gathered from the above area, they should contact the Public Health Unit. Anyone who becomes ill after eating shellfish should consult their doctor.

Northland DHB will continue to monitor the situation and advise of any changes.

Members of the public with queries about this information or shellfish safety should call Whangarei Hospital 09 430 4100 and request the on call Health Protection Officer.

To subscribe to email updates about shellfish biotoxin warnings please visit the MPI website: MPI Shellfish Biotoxin Alerts



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