Food safety is a given, when a consumer purchases food they expect it to be safe and fit to eat. The responsibility for ensuring food is safe to eat rests with the farmer (sometimes called the primary producer), the manufacturer or processor (if the food is prepared in a factory), the distributor and wholesaler (the people responsible for transfering the food from the manufacturer to the shop or to the door in the case of direct sales or mail order), the retailer and the consumer themselves.
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Recall of Fresh Mussels Due to Presence of DSP (Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning) Toxins
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is advising consumers of a food recall of fresh mussels supplied from Wednesday of this week to some retail stores throughout Ireland. The mussels were harvested from Roaringwater Bay, Co. Cork on Monday and Tuesday of this week and may contain harmful levels of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP) toxins. These mussels were sold loose and in bags at fresh fish counters in some retail outlets nationwide. The FSAI is warning consumers who may have the product at home not to eat the affected mussels. The implicated mussels have now been removed from sale.
Nature Of Danger:
Symptoms of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain which can start between 30 minutes to a few hours after ingestion. Complete recovery occurs within a number of days.
I have had two papers accepted for a special edition of Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes on food safety culture in the hospitality sector - will let you know when they are published. Manning, L. (2018) The value of food safety culture to the hospitality industry, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 10(2) Manning L. (2018) Triangulation: effective verification of food safety and quality management systems and associated organisational culture, Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 10(2)
Looking forward to seeing them in press.