Icon Seafood Safety

Technical Reports

This section includes technical and scientific reports relating to bivalve mollusc safety. Many of these documents were produced by our experts under our former designation as EURL for bacteriological and viral contamination of bivalve molluscs, however the information contained within remains relevant.

In addition, reports and guidance documents on various aspects of depuration, including advice for purification plant operators and regulators can be found on the Cefas shellfish depuration advice webpage.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has produced a number of relevant reports. These include the following:-

Sanitary survey reports for all classified areas in England and Wales are available online and provide useful examples of the information required in a Growing Area Assessment.

Please contact us for further information or assistance.