Bivalve Shellfish Safety Training Courses
The classification of a shellfish production area determines the treatment required before live bivalve molluscs may be sold for food.
Bivalve shellfish purification (also known as ‘depuration’) relates to the use of a controlled, aquatic environment to reduce low-level contamination by bacteria in live bivalves to a safe, acceptable level for people to eat. Purification is a natural biological process whereby bivalve shellfish purge themselves by filtering sterilised seawater.
Our courses include bivalve purification training courses for seafood businesses and our advanced level bivalve shellfish hygiene verification course for EHOs.
Our Approved Training Providers offer three training courses on bivalve purification for a range of experience levels.
Bivalve Shellfish Training Courses
Find out more about our training courses by following the links below.