“Of all the creatures living in the water, you may eat any that has fins and scales. But anything that does not have fins and scales you may not eat; for you it is unclean.”
Deuteronomy 14:9. New International Version
SYNOPSIS: Home-caught and cooked mussles in Canada and those served at restaurants in Washington state had elevated toxin levels that resulted in diarrhetic shellfish poisoning.
SOURCES: Lloyd JK, et al. Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, Washington, USA, 2011. Emerg Infect Dis 2013;19:1314-6.
Taylor M, et al. Outbreak of diarrhetic shellfish poisoning associated with mussels, British Columbia, Canada. Mar Drugs 2013; 11;1669-76. (Abstract): http://ow.ly/nV7od