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My granny says you should only eat shellfish if there's an R in the month (public talk)

Dr Callum WhyteWhile fish and shellfish is healthy and delicious, we all know that you can get quite ill from shellfish poisoning. This public talk helps seafood lovers understand what it is that may make healthy looking and fresh seafood products to - very occasionally - turn out to be toxic.

Dr Callum Whyte from SAMS explores how the plankton the fish and especially the shellfish eat may affect food safety. Dr Whyte explains: "On land lions eat gazelles and gazelles eat grass. In the sea big fish eat little fish, and little fish eat even smaller things. I do a lot of research into the small things that little fish and shellfish eat (plankton), and why they are important for our health. My team works year round keeping a close eye on this plankton, especially during the months without an R in it. Come along and find out what we do to keep you safe!"

  • WHEN: Sunday 29th May at 2:30 pm
  • WHERE: The Rockfield Centre Community Hut
  • FREE