Latest advice from NHS Forth Valley following River Devon pollution incident in July

date19 August 2011

The Food Standards Agency have advised that it is now safe to eat any fish caught in the River Devon, following a pollution incident last month.


As a precautionary measure public health experts had suggested it would be unwise to eat fish until the results of tests were known. Samples have now been analysed and the Food Standards Agency say they are entirely satisfied there is no risk to people’s health. Experts from the freshwater division of the Government agency Marine Scotland, are also happy with this position.


The incident affectedthe river in Perthshire and Clackmannanshire. Drinking water supplies were not involved.

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