Shellfish remain a very popular and nutritious food, but consumption may present a particularly high risk to consumers. Edited by leading authorities in the field, this collection reviews hazards the shellfish industry needs to be aware of and steps that can be taken to improve safety and eating quality. Opening chapters consider microbial, biotoxin, metal and organic contaminants of shellfish.
Techniques to reduce contamination are then discussed, such as mitigation of the effects of harmful algal blooms. Chapters also address approaches to managing disease and other methods to improve quality, such as improved packaging methods and reduction of biofouling.