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Flanders Mussels are very popular

27 November 2007

BRUSSELS – According to tradition, the first load of Flanders Queen Mussels were distributed free of charge. The Flanders Queen Mussels were cultivated in a so-called ‘hanging cultivation’ pilot project.

Over the last few months, the first mussels in this project were cultivated in mussel cages off the coast. Four of the cages were brought to shore.

The sustainability department of the Flemish Marine Institute, which is financing the pilot project, gave the first 3,000 portions of mussels away for free.

There were long queues of people lining up to get a taste of the first Flanders Queen Mussels of the season. According to the Flemish Marine Institute, the mussel has a very rich and intense briny flavour.

The Federal Food Agency gave the mussel an A certificate.

[Copyright Flanders news 2007]

Subject: Belgian news