15A NCAC 18A .0168       SINGLE‑SERVICE CONTAINERS

(a)  Single‑service containers used for packing or repacking cooked crustacea and crustacea meat shall be made from food safe materials approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

(b)  Containers shall not be reused for packing or repacking cooked crustacea and crustacea meat.

(c)  No person shall use containers bearing a permit number other than the number assigned to the facility.

(d)  Each container or lid shall be legibly impressed, embossed or lithographed with the name and address of the original packer, repacker or distributor. The original packer's or repacker's permit number preceded by the state abbreviation shall be legibly impressed, embossed or lithographed on each container or lid.

(e)  Each container or lid shall be permanently and legibly identified with a code date.

(f)  All containers and lids shall be stored and handled in accordance with these Rules, sanitized by a procedure as stated in Rule .0157 of this Section and drained prior to filling.

(g)  All containers shall be sealed so that tampering can be detected.  The words "Sealed For Your Protection" or equivalent shall be prominently displayed on the container or lid.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑230;

Eff. October 1, 1992;

Amended Eff. August 1, 1998; February 1, 1997.