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2014-06-03 12:39:18

OTTAWA, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Issue Although not widely consumed, some people enjoy lobster tomalley as a delicacy. Health Canada is reminding Canadians who are consuming tomalley from lobsters that there may be natural toxins present in this organ. Tomalley is the soft, green substance found in the body cavity of lobster. It functions as the liver and pancreas and naturally filters out contaminants from the environment, including toxins associated with paralytic shellfish...

2009-03-23 18:23:30

Health Canada has issued updated consumption advice for tomalley from lobsters harvested during the late fall, early winter season, because of natural toxins. Information supplied to Health Canada by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency indicates that a very small number of lobsters harvested during late last fall may have levels of paralytic shellfish poison in the tomalley that could represent a health risk to consumers. Lobsters currently available on the market are likely to have been...

2008-07-21 15:00:13

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF State health officials are urging lobster eaters to avoid the greenish innards known as the tomalley because of risks of shellfish poisoning. Health officials for years have advised against eating the tomalley, the lobster liver some regard as a delicacy. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reiterated its advisory Friday, however, after some lobster livers tested positive for high levels of toxins caused by large blooms of red tide algae....

2008-07-19 00:00:11

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 18--State health and fisheries officials are urging lobster eaters to avoid the green, gooey innards known as the tomalley due to risks of shellfish poisoning. Health officials have for years advised against eating the tomalley, the lobster liver regarded as a delicacy by some. The Maine Center for Disease Control reiterated its advisory Friday, however, after some lobster livers tested positive for high levels of toxins caused by large...


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