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Title:

Improving risk management of paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) in the Blacklip Abalone (Haliotis rubra rubra)

Project Number:

2017-225

Organisation:

SARDI Food Safety and Innovation

Principal Investigator:

Alison Turnbull

Project Status:

Current

FRDC Expenditure:

$142,955.00

Program(s):

Adoption, Industry

Objectives

1. Determination of PST uptake by abalone from two routes: exposure to cultures of Alexandrium tamarense and contaminated feed

2. Determination of relative risk of PST accumulation in abalone compared to Southern Rock Lobster in two field sites

3. Validation of rapid test kits for PST analysis in abalone foot and viscera tissues