The Public Service continues to warn Bay of Plenty people not to eat seafood when moving around the coastal areas.

Health Medical Officer Dr Phil Shoemack said five people presented themselves to the Rotorua hospital suffering food poisoning.

Public Health Service officials are aware that those people have taken and eaten shellfish between Mt Maunganui and Papamoa over the weekend.

Tell tale signs of toxin poisoning which the five people have contracted is tingling mouths, itchy hands and arms, weakness when walking, diarrhea and vomiting. The ban on seafood will continue from Tairua in Hauraki down to the Heads in Whakatane.

The shell food which must not be eaten are; pipi, tuatua, cockles, oysters, scallops, cats-eyes and sea urchins. If abalone, crayfish and crabs are taken make sure to take te guts out which harbor te paralytic toxins.

Kei te whakatupato tonu a Toi Te Ora nga tangata o Te Waiariki e haere ana ki nga takutai o Te Moana-nui-a-Toi kia kaua e kai i nga mataitai. He korero na Takuta Phil Shoemack ina tokorima nga tangata i uru atu ki te hohipera o Rotorua e pangia ana e te mate pūkohuwai. He mohiotanga na nga apiha hauora o Toi Te Ora ina era tangata i kohingia he kaimoana i te ākau i waenganui i Maunganui me Papamoa i nga rangi whakata pahore nei. Ara nga tohu o te mate pukohuwai i pa ki era tangata ko te katikati o nga waha he māngiongio te kiri o nga ringaringa, kua ngoikore e hikoi ana he korere me te ruaki. No reira kei te tu tonu te rahui kaimoana i nga ākau mai i Tairua i Hauraki heke haere mai ki Te Rae o Kohi i Whakatane. Hoi ano kaua e kai i nga pipi, tuatua, tuangi, tio, tipa, pupu moana me nga kina. Me ka kohi i nga pāua, koura me nga pāpaka tuakihia nga toropuku kei reira te roringa o te mate pukohuwai e tau ana.