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Shellfish Advice for Consumers

Describes how to purchase, store, transport and cook shellfish from a consumer safety perspective.  Discusses shellfish harvesting and potential risks of consuming shellfish.  Produced in collaboration with BC Shellfish Growers Association, Health Canada, CFIA and Regional Health Authorities.

June 24, 2009


Brochure that describes when, where and how to harvest shellfish safety, contact information for DFO to find out about beach closures, safe cooking, transport and storage of shellfish and types of illnesses caused by shellfish: ASP, PSP, hepatitis A, norovirus, and <em>Vibrio parahaemolyticus</em>.

June 25, 2009


Describes safety precautions for beach harvesting, transporting and cooking shellfish.

June 25, 2009

Bivalve Safety for Rest-Retail

Brochure for owners and operators of restaurants that describes requirements for purchasing shellfish from approved sources, keeping shellfish tags for one year, and safe storage, temperature control  and cooking of shellfish.

June 25, 2009

DSP Symposium Proceedings

Canadian Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning Symposium Proceedings - includes participant feedback and summary of presentations.Also located under

January 31, 2013

BC Enteric Open Ended Food History Form

BC Enteric Open Ended Food History Form

June 8, 2009

BC Enteric Contact Exclusion Form

BC Enteric Contact Exclusion Form

July 30, 2015

Communicable Disease Control Manual

BC Communicable Disease Manual

September 11, 2015

BC Annual Summary of Reportable Diseases

BCCDC Annual Report page. Reports contain listings of reportable diseases in BC.  Contains disease statistics, trends, age, gender, and health service delivery area breakdown.

June 27, 2012

2014 Annual Report of Reportable Diseases

The year 2014 was characterized by moderate and stable levels of many reportable communicable diseases.

September 28, 2015

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