Norwegian Food Safety Authority warns against eating mussels from the Oslofjord

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It is currently not safe to eat mussels from the Oslofjord, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority warns.

The warning applies until August 12, the newspaper Tønsbergs Blad reports. Measuring stations in Greater Oslo, Hvaler, Fredrikstad, Tønsberg, Larvik, and Kragerø show high levels of algal toxins.

The same applies to Risør, Arendal, Kristiansand, Egersund, Kvitsøy, and Fjaler in the south and west.

“The mussels filter the algae, and due to this, there is poison in the shells. Once they have been poisoned, they need a few weeks to become clean again. 

“If there are more algae of the same type all the time, it takes longer,” Anne Brit Haugen Østerås in the Norwegian Food Safety Authority stated.

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