Twenty people have been poisoned after eating shellfish collected in the Bay of Plenty area in the past week.
And Aquaculture New Zealand puts out a media release:
Farmed New Zealand Greenshell Mussels and Pacific Oysters on sale at local supermarkets and seafood retailers are delicious, nutritious and 100 per cent safe to eat.
Aquaculture New Zealand chairman Peter Vitasovich has assured New Zealanders they can enjoy locally farmed shellfish these holidays with absolute confidence.
“New Zealand marine farmers operate one of the world’s strictest seafood quality assurance programmes, meeting the standards set by the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, United States Food and Drug Administration and the European Union,” Mr Vitasovich said.
“Both the shellfish, and the water in which they are grown are rigorously tested before harvesting takes place.
“Fresh, sustainable, delicious, nutritious – Greenshell Mussels and Pacific Oysters are the taste of summer, proudly grown in your back yard.
“New Zealanders can enjoy farmed mussels and oysters knowing they are eating the safest shellfish in the world.”
I don’t think so and that’s not a criticism.
Good businesses never let a chance go by.