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REMI is the national network for microbiological control. It monitors the sanitary status of areas classified by the authorities as shellfish production zones. Based on Escherichia coli (E. coli) counts in live shellfish, REMI is tasked with:
- assessing the microbiological quality of shellfish production zones
- detecting and monitoring unusual episodes of contamination.
REMI relies on a network of permanent sampling sites which are representative of the classified areas, defined by the national sampling plan. REMI works under the responsibility of the department prefects and analyses are performed in departmental laboratories. IFREMER provides scientific support to the public authorities for these controls.


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