BFAR warns consumers on marine products from red tide areas
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The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 6 warned the public to refrain from consuming all types of shellfish and alamang coming from Gigantes Islands in Carles as their coastal waters are now positive with the red tide toxin. BFAR made the advisory on the basis of their latest laboratory results and those of the local government units, which showed the coastal waters of northern Iloilo and seven others in the country to be positive with paralytic shellfish poison. However, fish, squids, shrimps, and crabs are safe for human consumption provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking.
Tianero, R. J. (2016, November 6). BFAR warns consumers on marine products from red tide areas. Panay News, p. B1.
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