The BOYARD oyster is farmed in a healthy environment. The production areas are classified in safety rating (zoning).
J.O: Extract from the decree of 21 July 1995 on the safety ratings and monitoring of the production areas and the live shellfish relaying areas:
Article 7: “Shellfish culture production zones are classified according to the results of a sanitary analysis “Zone Study”… …”The zone study, are completed if necessary by the results of self-controls as mentioned in articles 18 and 22 of the decree of 28 April 1994, it should allow a significant evaluation of microbiologic and chemical pollutants in terms of health risks”
Article 10: “The chemical contamination level of a production zone may be determined for a shell group, by dosing the chemical pollutants, such as lead, cadmium and mercury, in samples of shell species, taken on the zone.
Group Zoning: A, B, C And D
|ZONE||Faecal coliform||Et E. Colis||Chemicals Contaminants|
|A||– 300/100 g of flesh||– 300/100 g of flesh||No risk of toxicity to the consumer|
|B||– 6000/100 g of flesh||– 4600/100 g of flesh||idem|
|C||– 60 000/100 g of flesh||– 46 000/100 g of flesh||idem|
|D||+ 60 000/100 g of flesh||+ 60 000/100 g of flesh||Unsatisfactory, zone subject to pollution or has not been under analysis|
All EARL Boyard Roger et Sons parks are in zone A, that is, free from bacterial and chemical contamination. The water in our basin is of excellent quality so are our products.
The importance of the marine environment also comes from other marine ecology concepts, such as the composition of sea water, the physical and chemical parameters.