Avoid shellfish from the SLO County area, high toxins

October 29, 2022

By KAREN VELIE

Health officials released an advisory on Thursday warning consumers not to eat sport-harvested mussels, clams, or scallops from San Luis Obispo and Humboldt counties.

Scientists detected dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins in mussels in the waters off San Luis Obispo County. The naturally occurring toxins, which are not destroyed by cooking, can cause illness or death in humans.

“This warning does not apply to commercially sold clams, mussels, scallops, or oysters from approved sources,” according to the warning. “State law permits only state-certified commercial shellfish harvesters or dealers to sell these products. Shellfish sold by certified harvesters and dealers are subject to frequent mandatory testing to monitor for toxins.”


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Pacifica , California Bay Area was the last town/city to dump sewage just past the ocean breakers which ended in early 2000s . All California piers had at one time large 1 to 3 foot diameter pipes to dump sewage past the ocean breakers ….All SLO county water treatment plants are located on streams , creeks and rivers .If a person walks the edges of those waterways behind the water treatment plants they will observe large pipes designed to pump discharge under the surface of all SLO inland waterways .IMO the discharge from those rivers is what causes the alleged natural occurrences of toxic Shellfish etc etc aka mother nature filters.I’m not sure about Humboldt water treatment plants discharges locations ….All northern California inland waterways are completely saturated with non-natural chemicals from marijuana grows and meth labs etc etc