Risk characterisation of ciguatera poisoning in Europe

Type Article
Date 2021-05
Language English
Author(s) Canals Ana1, Martínez Carmen Varela2, Diogène Jorge3, Gago‐martínez Ana4, Cebadera‐miranda Laura5, de Vasconcelos Filipa Melo6, Gómez Inmaculada León2, Sánchez Elena Vanessa Martínez2, Alférez Rocío Carmona7, Núñez Domingo8, Friedemann Miriam9, Oleastro Mónica10, Boziaris Ioannis11, Rambla Maria3, Campàs Mònica3, Fernández Margarita3, Andree Karl3, Tudó Angels3, Rey Maria3, Sagristà Nuria3, Aguayo Paloma3, Leonardo Sandra3, Castan Vanessa3, Costa Jose Luis3, Real Fernando12, García Natalia12, Rodríguez Antonio Jesús Fernández8, León Francisco Martín8, Costa Pedro Reis13, Soliño Lucia13, Rodrigues Susana13, Silva Alexandra8, Godinho Lia8, Marques Antònio8, Kanari Popi13, Stavroulakis Georgios13, Papageorgiou Georgios14, Chrysanthou Elina14, Aligizaki Katerina15, Nikolopoulou Iliana15, Kaliwra Agoritsa15, Leão J.M.4, Estevez P.4, Castro D.4, Barrios C.4, Hess PhilippORCID16, Sibat ManoellaORCID16
Affiliation(s) 1 : Spanish Food Safety and Nutrition Agency (AESAN)
2 : Carlos III Health Institute (CNE‐ISCIII)
3 : Institute for Research and Technology in Food and Agriculture (IRTA)
4 : University of Vigo (UVIGO)
5 : P.S.F. (FCSAI)
6 : Portuguese Economic and Food Safety Authority (ASAE)
7 : National Centre of Epidemiology Carlos III Institute (CNE‐ISCIII)
8 : Canary Health Service
9 : German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment
10 : Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge, I.P
11 : University of Thessaly
12 : University Institute of Animal Health and Food Safety – Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (IUSA ‐ ULPGC)
13 : Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA)
14 : State General Laboratory of Cyprus (SGL)
15 : Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
16 : French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER)
Source EFSA Supporting Publications (23978325) (Wiley), 2021-05 , Vol. 18 , N. 5 , P. EN- 6647 (86p.)
DOI 10.2903/sp.efsa.2021.EN-6647
Note Question number: EFSA-Q-2021-00253 Disclaimer: The present document has been produced and adopted by the bodies identified above as author(s). In accordance with Article 36 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002, this task has been carried out exclusively by the author(s) in the context of a grant agreement between the European Food Safety Authority and the author(s). The present document is published complying with the transparency principle to which the Authority is subject. It cannot be considered as an output adopted by the Authority. The European Food Safety Authority reserves its rights, view and position as regards the issues addressed and the conclusions reached in the present document, without prejudice to the rights of the authors.
Keyword(s) EuroCigua, ciguatera poisoning, microalgae, ciguatoxins

The EuroCigua project main objective is to characterize the risk of Ciguatera Poisoning (CP) in Europe including several specific objectives: to determine the incidence of ciguatera in Europe and the epidemiological characteristics of cases; to assess the presence of ciguatoxin in food and the environment in Europe and to develop and validate methods for the detection, quantification and confirmation of the presence of ciguatoxin contaminated specimens.

This report compiles the activities carried out during the EuroCigua project from the signing in April 2016 until December 2020. The present document corresponds to Deliverable No. 6: “Final Scientific Report” on Risk characterization of ciguatera food poisoning in Europe of the Specific Agreement no. 1 “MANAGEMENT AND SCIENTIFIC COORDINATION” within the Framework Partnership Agreement GP/EFSA/AFSCO/2015/03 “Risk characterization of ciguatera food poisoning in Europe”.

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Canals Ana, Martínez Carmen Varela, Diogène Jorge, Gago‐martínez Ana, Cebadera‐miranda Laura, de Vasconcelos Filipa Melo, Gómez Inmaculada León, Sánchez Elena Vanessa Martínez, Alférez Rocío Carmona, Núñez Domingo, Friedemann Miriam, Oleastro Mónica, Boziaris Ioannis, Rambla Maria, Campàs Mònica, Fernández Margarita, Andree Karl, Tudó Angels, Rey Maria, Sagristà Nuria, Aguayo Paloma, Leonardo Sandra, Castan Vanessa, Costa Jose Luis, Real Fernando, García Natalia, Rodríguez Antonio Jesús Fernández, León Francisco Martín, Costa Pedro Reis, Soliño Lucia, Rodrigues Susana, Silva Alexandra, Godinho Lia, Marques Antònio, Kanari Popi, Stavroulakis Georgios, Papageorgiou Georgios, Chrysanthou Elina, Aligizaki Katerina, Nikolopoulou Iliana, Kaliwra Agoritsa, Leão J.M., Estevez P., Castro D., Barrios C., Hess Philipp, Sibat Manoella (2021). Risk characterisation of ciguatera poisoning in Europe. EFSA Supporting Publications, 18(5), EN- 6647 (86p.). Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.2903/sp.efsa.2021.EN-6647 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00696/80760/