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Health advisories for lobster lifted

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is lifting the health advisory for lobsters caught in Venture and Santa Barbara Counties.

Lobsters in the two counties were originally deemed too dangerous to consume because of high domoic acid content, specifically in the viscera. Officials said the high content of domoic acid could result in poisoning, sickness, seizures and death.

After new tests showed the lobsters safe to eat, CDPH announced Friday that they are lifting the advisories in the state waters around the northeast end of Santa Cruz Island in Santa Barbara County and the south side of Anacapa Island in Ventura County.

Officials still said consumers should follow best preparation practices when cooking lobster and dispose of any broth that could contain the viscera.

For more information about domoic acid poisoning, consumers can call (800) 553-4133 or visit CDPH’s Domoic Acid web page.

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