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The EURLMB is the European Union Reference Laboratory for Marine Biotoxins. As such, it coordinates the activities of a network of National Reference Laboratories (NRL), established in each EU Member State, regarding the methodologies applied to control marine biotoxins in shellfish, in order to protect public health and guarantee a maximum level of food safety.

The Marine Biotoxins Laboratory in Vigo (Spain) was designated as EURLMB in 1993. Currently, the EURLMB is under the Spanish Ministry of Consumer Affairs.