Shellfish poisoning includes four syndromes that share some common features and are primarily associated with bivalve molluscs (such as mussels, clams, oysters and scallops.) As filter feeders, these shellfish may accumulate toxins produced by microscopic algae, such as cyanobacteria, diatoms and dinoflagellates.
The syndromes are:
|Adulterants, food contaminants|
|Intestinal parasites and parasitic disease|
|Toxins, poisons, environment pollution|
|Food contamination incidents|
|Regulation, standards, watchdogs|