Shellfish Warning Issued in Santa Cruz County

November 13, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat Santa Cruz County sport-harvested shellfish.Health experts say the clams, mussels, scallops and oysters from this area may be contaminated with domoic acid, a dangerous toxin that's harmful to people. This warning does not apply to shellfish -- that's sold commercially.

California law only allows the selling and consumption of shellfish by state-certified harvesters.

If you would like more information about shellfish poisonings and quarantines, you can call the California Department of Public Health at ... 800-553-4133.

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