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Order No. 1013 on mussels.

Type of law

This Order aims to monitoring algal sites, including production areas and breeding sites, where harvesting of mussels takes place. It applies to the use of clean sea water used for cleaning and conditioning of mussels. Food Administration authorities may establish rules for the suspension of such production, should there be alert of poison in the specified algal areas which may compromise the quality of mussel harvesting. Research and analysis is therefore implemented. By-catch of wild mussels may only be released for sale if the primary producer submits and provides analysis for the presence of toxins to the Food Administration, that the results meet health standards of food hygiene regulations, and that the species is suitable for human consumption. In the latter case, microbiological analysis results must meet health standards regulations which shall be subject to classification criteria and selection by the Food Administration. For each batch of harvested mussels, the primary producer shall register a hygiene regulation form to ensure traceability. All expenses in connection with procurement, submission and testing of samples and reporting of analytical results required under this Order, including any costs of risk associated with it, shall not be covered by the Food Administration.
This Order consists of 13 Chapters and 8 Annexes: Scope and definitions (1); Conditions for crop production areas and breeding sites (2); Monitoring of toxic algae and algal toxins (3); Common sampling - toxic algae and algal toxins (4); Temporary microbiological classification (5); Announcement of permanent microbiological classified production areas and breeding sites (6); Verification of permanent microbiological classification (7); Common sampling - microbiological tests (8); Sampling of chemical contaminants (9); Registration documents (10); Use of clean seawater for use in cleaning and conditioning (11); Study costs (12); Penal provisions and entry into force (13).
Annex 1 - Production areas in Denmark.
Annex 2 - Algal monitoring sites in Denmark.
Annex 3 - Samples of mussels for algal toxins testing.
Annex 4 - Water samples for testing for toxic algae.
Annex 5 - Increased monitoring - tighter control.
Annex 6 - Specific conditions for harvesting, processing and marketing of scallops species.
Annex 7 - Samples of mussels for microbiological testing.
Annex 8 - Sampling of mussels for testing for chemical contaminants.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Order enters into force on 6 November 2011.
It repeals Order No. 940 of 1 October 2009.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om muslinger.
Repealed by