15A NCAC 18A .0402       GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATION

(a)  During the operating season the plant shall be used for no purpose other than the handling of shellfish.  All unnecessary equipment and materials shall be removed from the plant and the floors kept clear for thorough cleaning.

(b)  All floors, walls, shucking benches and stools, shucking blocks, tables, skimmers, blowers, colanders, buckets, or any other equipment or utensils used in the processing operation shall be cleaned and sanitized daily, or more frequently as may be necessary during the day's operation to prevent the introduction of undesirable microbiological organisms and filth into the shellfish product.

(c)  Ceilings and windows shall also be kept clean.  Refrigerators, refrigeration rooms, and ice boxes shall be washed and sanitized.

(d)  Wheelbarrows, measures, baskets, shovels, and other implements used in the handling of shellstock shall not be used for any other purpose and shall be cleaned and stored in the shellstock room when not in use.

 

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

Eff. February 1, 1987.