15A NCAC 18A .0430       BACTERIOLOGICAL STANDARDS

Shellfish shucked or in the shell and intended or offered for sale in North Carolina that exceed an Escherichia coli Most Probable Number of 230 per 100 grams of sample or a total bacteria count of more than 500,000 per gram or contain pathogenic organisms in sufficient numbers to be hazardous to the public health shall be deemed adulterated by the Division.  Shellfish contaminated by any other substance which renders it unsafe for human consumption shall be deemed adulterated by the Division.

 

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

Eff. February 1, 1987.