News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

Scombrotoxins

Health & Welfare

Scombrotoxins, part 3

While freez­ing, salting, smoking and irradiation can minimize growth biogenic amine formation, special care from harvest through consumption can prevent scombrotoxin poisoning. 

Health & Welfare

Scombrotoxins, part 2

Since biogenic amines are a health issue in seafood, harves­ters and processors should understand what conditions encourage their formation, where they form in fish, and how they are affected by bacterial flora. 

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Health & Welfare

Scombrotoxins, part 1

Without proper control of sea­food handling and processing, high amino acid content and bacterial activity can rapidly elevate concentrations of biogenic amines like scombrotoxins.