Coepriss launched a sanitary ban on bivalve mollusks due to the presence of red tide.
MAZATLAN. – If you had planned to go to your favorite seafood cart, go, but do not consume any type of mollusk.
And it is that the Ministry of Health, through the State Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks of Sinaloa (Coepriss), declared a sanitary ban on the extraction, storage, commercialization, and consumption of bivalve mollusks in the bay area of this city port, due to the presence of red tide.
In this sense, it will be better not to consume oysters, clams, mussels, mule feet, ax callus, and snails, coming from this area.
The ban is temporary and precautionary, and applies to the extraction, wet storage, marketing, and consumption of bivalve mollusks, and is aimed at vendors, restaurants, and marketers of bivalve mollusks.
The red tide caused the mollusks to concentrate a greater amount of marine biotoxins than normal.
What to eat?
The restriction does not apply to products such as fish, crabs, shrimp, or lobster and in case of presenting any symptoms of intoxication, affected people should not self-medicate and go to the nearest health center.