Scientific Opinion on marine biotoxins in shellfish – Emerging toxins : Ciguatoxin group 1 EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain

  title={Scientific Opinion on marine biotoxins in shellfish – Emerging toxins : Ciguatoxin group 1 EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain},
  author={Daniel R. Doerge and Eugenia Dogliotti and Lutz Edler and Peter B. Farmer and Metka Filipi{\vc} and Johanna Fink-Gremmels and Peter Fürst and Thierry Gu{\'e}rin and Helle K. Knutsen and Miroslav Machala and A. Mutti},
The EFSA Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM Panel) assessed the risks to human health related to the consumption of ciguatoxin (CTX)-group toxins in fish. CTX-group toxins occur in fish as a result of biotransformation of precursor gambiertoxins produced by the benthic dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus. CTX-group toxins cause ciguatera fish poisoning. They are mainly found in Pacific, Caribbean and Indian Ocean regions and are classified as Pacific (P), Caribbean (C) and Indian… 

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