The Origin of the Regulatory Limits for PSP and ASP Toxins in Shellfish. - Journal of Shellfish Research

The Origin of the Regulatory Limits for PSP and ASP Toxins in Shellfish.

By Journal of Shellfish Research

  • Release Date - Published: 2004-12-01
  • Book Genre: Life Sciences
  • Author: Journal of Shellfish Research
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The Origin of the Regulatory Limits for PSP and ASP Toxins in Shellfish. Journal of Shellfish Research read online review & book description:

ABSTRACT Understandably, commercial and recreational seafood harvesters are interested in how regulatory limits are set for various toxins in seafood. Here we summarize the origins of the safety levels for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) toxins. PSP toxins consist of a suite of neurotoxins identified as saxitoxin, gonyautoxin, and their derivatives. The regulatory limit for these toxins (80 [micro]g STX equiv. / 100 g shellfish) was established in the 1930s and is based on bioassays measuring toxic activity in mice. Amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) is a more recently discovered syndrome caused by one toxin, domoic acid (DA). It was identified in 1987 and the regulatory limit of 20 [micro]g/DA g tissue was established in the following year, based on the estimated DA dosage levels consumed by the first human victims of ASP. This study attempts to preserve the history of the origin of these regulatory limits, both of which have not changed and have effectively protected consumers of commercial seafood since their implementation. KEY WORDS: paralytic shellfish poisoning, amnesic shellfish poisoning

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