Biotoxin workshop = 17th November

10:30 – 15:30, Tuesday 17 November

Lochaber House, , High St, Fort William, , Highland , PH33 6EL


Coffee 10:30
Welcome 11:00
Regulatory requirement for biotoxin monitoring 11:10
Pilot of traffic light guidance in Scotland (Jenny Howie - FSS)
Key facts about toxin phytoplankton blooms 11:20
Update on HAB bulletins (Sarah Swan - SAMS) 11:40
Outcomes of the review of EPT kits and update on evaluation of the traffic light guidance (Cath McLeod - Seafood Safety Assessment)
Overview of on-going Cefas investigations into the performance of rapid test kits (Andrew Turner – Cefas) 12:00

Lunch – 12:30 – 13:10

Decisions after monitoring and enforcement issues (Lorna Murray – FSS) 13:10
Local testing facilities and support for growers - Western Isles model 13:30
(Colm Fraser and Peter Middleton- CNES)
Example of tool to support risk management decisions (John Murray - Highland Council) 13:50
Managing risk in scallop fishery – (Craig Burton – Seafish/Seafood Scotland) 14:10
Presentation from Neogen 14:30
Questions and feedback 14:50

FSS would like to ask those interested in participating in the meeting to confirm attendance by 30th October 2015 by e-mailing Karolina Aftyka

The report from the May workshop can be found at

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Conference kindly supported by: