15A NCAC 18A .0178 INTERFACILITY PASTEURIZATION PROCEDURES

No person shall initiate interfacility pasteurization of crustacea meat without prior written approval by the Division. Interfacility pasteurization of crustacea meat shall be in conjunction with the following:

(1) Crustacea meat shall be packed, labeled and refrigerated in compliance with Rules .0134 through .0182 of this Section. Records shall be maintained to identify each batch of crustacea meat pasteurized.

(2) Crustacea meat shall be shipped in an enclosed, easily cleanable vehicle at a temperature between 33 F (0.5 C) and 40 F (4.4 C).

(3) Crustacea meat shall be pasteurized in compliance with Rules .0175 through .0177 of this Section. The pasteurizer shall provide a copy of each pasteurization chart to the original packer.

 

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

Eff. October 1, 1992.