Maine issues recall of mussels, clams tainted with neurotoxin

JONESPORT, Maine (Portland Press Herald/J. Craig Anderson) — The state Department of Marine Resources issued a recall notice Friday for certain mussel and clam harvests after they tested positive for unsafe levels of a neurotoxin that causes brain damage in humans.

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The recall applies to mussels and mahogany quahogs harvested or wet-stored Sunday through Friday in the Jonesport area, and clams harvested Wednesday through Friday in the area from Cranberry Point in Corea to Cow Point in Roque Bluffs.

Department spokesman Jeff Nichols said the recall is based on testing of mussel and clam samples, and that no cases of illness from eating the tainted shellfish have been reported.

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