More than 600 kilos of Japanese clams seized in Alcochete

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A 43-year-old man was also identified.

The National Republican Guard (GNR) seized more than 600 kilos of Japanese clams in Alcochete, Setúbal district.

In a statement, the GNR explains that it detected “a vehicle transporting these bivalves without a registration document, which did not allow the origin of the shellfish to be determined, nor did it allow the mandatory traceability standards to be met”.

In this context, and with the “possibility of them constituting a danger to public health”, the GNR identified a 43-year-old man and drew up an administrative offense notice for lack of a registration document. The bibalves, in turn, were seized and, “after a hygiene check”, will be destroyed.

“The GNR recalls that the capture, deposit and dispatch of this type of bivalves, without being subjected to purification or hygiene control, can jeopardize public health, if they are introduced for consumption, due to possible contamination with toxins, and the document proving the origin is fundamental for the prevention of irregular introduction for consumption,” the statement concludes.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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