The Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Coprisjal) implemented a precautionary sanitary closure in the area of the Malecón de Puerto Vallarta due to the presence of a marine biotoxin above the levels allowed by the regulations.
Dagoberto García Mejía, commissioner of Coprisjal, explained that the toxin identified in the sampled surveys is saxitoxin, which is a microalgae that affects bivalve molluscs (with shell), so the commercialization, storage and consumption of this type of food is forbidden until the sanitary closure is lifted.
He stressed that saxitoxin has paralyzing effects that can cause damage to health . . .